Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS 8.1.x < 8.1.20-h1 / 9.0.x < 9.0.14-h3 / 9.1.x < 9.1.11-h2 / 10.0.x < 10.0.8 / 10.1.x < 10.1.3 Vulnerability

high Nessus Plugin ID 155594


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-h1 or 9.0.x prior to 9.0.14-h3 or 9.1.x prior to 9.1.11-h2 or 10.0.x prior to 10.0.8 or 10.1.x prior to 10.1.3. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability.

- An OS command injection vulnerability in the Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS web interface enables an authenticated administrator with permissions to use XML API the ability to execute arbitrary OS commands to escalate privileges. (CVE-2021-3058)

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-h1 / 9.0.14-h3 / 9.1.11-h2 / 10.0.8 / 10.1.3 or later

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 155594

File Name: palo_alto_CVE-2021-3058.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: combined

Published: 11/18/2021

Updated: 5/26/2022

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 6.7

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-3058


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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: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: 11/10/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/10/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-3058

CWE: 78

IAVA: 2021-A-0552-S