Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS 8.1.x < 8.1.19 / 9.0.x < 9.0.12 / 9.1.x < 9.1.6 / 10.0.x < 10.0.1 Vulnerability

medium Nessus Plugin ID 148574


The remote PAN-OS host is affected by a vulnerability


The version of Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS running on the remote host is 8.1.x prior to 8.1.19 or 9.0.x prior to 9.0.12 or 9.1.x prior to 9.1.6 or 10.0.x prior to 10.0.1. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability.

- An information exposure through log file vulnerability exists in Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS software where secrets in PAN-OS XML API requests are logged in cleartext to the web server logs when the API is used incorrectly. (CVE-2021-3036)

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 8.1.19 / 9.0.12 / 9.1.6 / 10.0.1 or later

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 148574

File Name: palo_alto_CVE-2021-3036.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: combined

Published: 4/15/2021

Updated: 8/27/2021

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.6

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-3036


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.4

Temporal Score: 3.9

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/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: Settings/ParanoidReport, 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: 4/14/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/14/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-3036

CWE: 532

IAVA: 2021-A-0181-S