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 155596


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 Simple Certificate Enrollment Protocol (SCEP) feature of PAN- OS software allows an unauthenticated network-based attacker with specific knowledge of the firewall configuration to execute arbitrary code with root user privileges. The attacker must have network access to the GlobalProtect interfaces to exploit this issue. (CVE-2021-3060)

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: 155596

File Name: palo_alto_CVE-2021-3060.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: combined

Published: 11/18/2021

Updated: 5/26/2022

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-3060


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/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: 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-2021-3060

CWE: 78

IAVA: 2021-A-0552-S