Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS 7.1.x < 8.1.12 / 8.0.x < 8.1.12 / 8.1.x < 8.1.12 / 9.0.x < 9.0.6 Vulnerability

critical Nessus Plugin ID 138035


The remote PAN-OS host is affected by vulnerability


The version of Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS running on the remote host is 7.1.x prior to 8.1.12 or 8.0.x prior to 8.1.12 or 8.1.x prior to 8.1.12 or 9.0.x prior to 9.0.6. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability.

- An external control of path and data vulnerability in the Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS Panorama XSLT processing logic that allows an unauthenticated user with network access to PAN-OS management interface to write attacker supplied file on the system and elevate privileges. This issue affects: All PAN-OS 7.1 Panorama versions; PAN-OS 8.0 versions earlier than 8.0.21 on Panorama; PAN-OS 8.1 versions earlier than 8.1.12 on Panorama; PAN-OS 9.0 versions earlier than 9.0.6 on Panorama. (CVE-2020-2001)

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


Upgrade to PAN-OS 8.1.12 / 8.1.12 / 8.1.12 / 9.0.6 or later

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 138035

File Name: palo_alto_CVE-2020-2001.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: combined

Published: 7/2/2020

Updated: 10/13/2020

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-2001


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: 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, Host/Palo_Alto/Firewall/Source

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/13/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/13/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-2001

CWE: 123