Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS 8.1.x < 8.1.23 / 9.0.x < 9.0.16-h2 / 9.1.x < 9.1.13-h3 / 10.0.x < 10.0.10 / 10.1.x < 10.1.5-h1 / 10.2.x < 10.2.1 Vulnerability

high Nessus Plugin ID 159362


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 8.1.23 or 9.0.x prior to 9.0.16-h2 or 9.1.x prior to 9.1.13-h3 or 10.0.x prior to 10.0.10 or 10.1.x prior to 10.1.5-h1 or 10.2.x prior to 10.2.1. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability.

- The Palo Alto Networks Product Security Assurance team is evaluating the OpenSSL infinite loop vulnerability (CVE-2022-0778) as it relates to our products. (CVE-2022-0778)

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 8.1.23 / 9.0.16-h2 / 9.1.13-h3 / 10.0.10 / 10.1.5-h1 / 10.2.1 or later

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 159362

File Name: palo_alto_CVE-2022-0778.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: combined

Published: 3/31/2022

Updated: 7/26/2022

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.9

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-0778


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/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 Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/31/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/15/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-0778

CWE: 834

IAVA: 2022-A-0121-S