Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS Series PA-7000 9.0 < 9.0.7 / 9.1 < 9.1.2 RCE

critical Nessus Plugin ID 137355


The remote host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


The version of Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS running on the remote host is 9.0.x prior to 9.0.7 or 9.1.x prior to 9.1.2.
It is, therefore, affected by a remote code execution vulnerability. Improper restriction of communications to Log Forwarding Card (LFC) on PA-7000 Series devices with the WildFire service enabled may allow an unauthenticated attacker with network access to the LFC to gain root access to PAN-OS.

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS 9.0.7, 9.1.2 or later

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 137355

File Name: palo_alto_PAN-SA-2020-1992.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: combined

Published: 6/11/2020

Updated: 10/13/2020

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-1992


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:paloaltonetworks:pan-os

Required KB Items: Host/Palo_Alto/Firewall/Version, Host/Palo_Alto/Firewall/Full_Version, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/8/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/8/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-1992

IAVA: 2020-A-0222-S