Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS 8.1.x < 8.1.20 / 9.0.x < 9.0.14 / 9.1.x < 9.1.11 / 10.0.x < 10.0.7 / 10.1.x < 10.1.2 Vulnerability

medium Nessus Plugin ID 153140


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 9.1.11 or 10.0.x prior to 10.0.7 or 10.1.x prior to 10.1.2. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability.

- A time-of-check to time-of-use (TOCTOU) race condition vulnerability in the Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS web interface enables an authenticated administrator with permission to upload plugins to execute arbitrary code with root user privileges. (CVE-2021-3054)

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 / 9.1.11 / 10.0.7 / 10.1.2 or later

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 153140

File Name: palo_alto_CVE-2021-3054.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: combined

Published: 9/8/2021

Updated: 1/26/2022

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.5

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-3054


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.6

Temporal Score: 5.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:H/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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/8/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/8/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-3054

CWE: 367

IAVA: 2021-A-0406-S