Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS 8.1.x < 8.1.16 / 9.0.x < 9.0.10 / 9.1.x < 9.1.4 / 10.0.x < 10.0.1 DoS

medium Nessus Plugin ID 140527


The remote PAN-OS host is affected by a denial of service vulnerability


The version of Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS running on the remote host is 8.1.x prior to 8.1.16, 9.0.x prior to 9.0.10, 9.1.x prior to 9.1.4, or 10.0.x prior to 10.0.1. It is, therefore, affected by a denial of service (DoS) vulnerability.
An uncontrolled resource consumption vulnerability in Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS allows for a remote, unauthenticated user to upload temporary files through the management web interface that are not properly deleted after the request is finished. It is possible for an attacker to disrupt the availability of the management web interface by repeatedly uploading files until available disk space is exhausted.

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 / 9.1.4 / 10.0.1 or later

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 140527

File Name: palo_alto_CVE-2020-2039.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: combined

Published: 9/11/2020

Updated: 12/5/2022

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 1.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-2039


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.6

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

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: 9/9/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/9/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-2039

IAVA: 2020-A-0418-S

CEA-ID: CEA-2020-0120