Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS 8.1.x < 8.1.20 / 9.0.x < 9.0.14 / 9.1.x < 9.1.9 / 10.0.x < 10.0.6 Vulnerability

critical Nessus Plugin ID 153136


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 8.1.20 or 9.0.x prior to 9.0.14 or 9.1.x prior to 9.1.9 or 10.0.x prior to 10.0.6. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability.

- A buffer overflow vulnerability in the Telnet-based administrative management service included with PAN-OS software allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2020-10188)

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 8.1.20 / 9.0.14 / 9.1.9 / 10.0.6 or later

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 153136

File Name: palo_alto_CVE-2020-10188.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: combined

Published: 9/8/2021

Updated: 12/5/2022

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-10188


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: 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, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/8/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/6/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-10188

CWE: 120