Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS 8.0.x / 8.1.x < 8.1.16 / 9.0.x < 9.0.10 / 9.1.x < 9.1.3 Information Exposure

low Nessus Plugin ID 140522


The remote PAN-OS host is affected by an information exposure vulnerability


The version of Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS running on the remote host is 8.0.x, 8.1.x prior to 8.1.16, 9.0.x prior to 9.0.10 or 9.1.x prior to 9.1.3. It is, therefore, affected by an information exposure vulnerability where an administrator's password or other sensitive information may be logged in cleartext while using the CLI. This is due to the opcmdhistory.log file failing to mask all sensitive information.

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 8.1.16 / 9.0.10 / 9.1.3 or later

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 140522

File Name: palo_alto_CVE-2020-2044.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: combined

Published: 9/11/2020

Updated: 12/5/2022

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 1.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:N

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-2044


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 3.3

Temporal Score: 2.9

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

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, Host/Palo_Alto/Firewall/Source

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/9/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/9/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-2044

IAVA: 2020-A-0418-S