Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS 9.0.x < 9.0.10 / 9.1.x < 9.1.4 / 10.0.x < 10.0.1 Command Injection

high Nessus Plugin ID 140530


The remote PAN-OS host is affected by a command injection vulnerability


The version of Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS running on the remote host is 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 command injection vulnerability that allows authenticated administrators to execute arbitrary OS commands with root privileges.

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 9.0.10 / 9.1.4 / 10.0.1 or later

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 140530

File Name: palo_alto_CVE-2020-2038.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: combined

Published: 9/11/2020

Updated: 12/5/2022

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-2038


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/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 Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/9/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/9/2020

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Palo Alto Networks Authenticated Remote Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-2038

CWE: 78

IAVA: 2020-A-0418-S