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

high Nessus Plugin ID 161056


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 or 9.1.x prior to 9.1.13 or 10.0.x prior to 10.0.10 or 10.1.x prior to 10.1.5. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability.

- A vulnerability exists in Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS software that enables an authenticated network-based PAN-OS administrator to upload a specifically created configuration that disrupts system processes and potentially execute arbitrary code with root privileges when the configuration is committed on both hardware and virtual firewalls. (CVE-2022-0024)

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 / 9.1.13 / 10.0.10 / 10.1.5 or later

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 161056

File Name: palo_alto_CVE-2022-0024.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: combined

Published: 5/11/2022

Updated: 4/20/2023

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-2022-0024


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: 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: 5/11/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/11/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-0024

CWE: 138

IAVA: 2022-A-0210-S