Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS 8.1.x < 8.1.24 / 9.0.x < 9.0.17 / 9.1.x < 9.1.15 / 10.0.x < 10.0.12 / 10.1.x < 10.1.8 / 10.2.x < 10.2.3 Vulnerability

medium Nessus Plugin ID 174515


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 8.1.24 or 9.0.x prior to 9.0.17 or 9.1.x prior to 9.1.15 or 10.0.x prior to 10.0.12 or 10.1.x prior to 10.1.8 or 10.2.x prior to 10.2.3. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability.

- A vulnerability in Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS software enables an authenticated administrator to expose the plaintext values of secrets stored in the device configuration and encrypted API keys. (CVE-2023-0005)

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 8.1.24 / 9.0.17 / 9.1.15 / 10.0.12 / 10.1.8 / 10.2.3 or later

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 174515

File Name: palo_alto_CVE-2023-0005.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: combined

Published: 4/20/2023

Updated: 4/11/2024

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.1

Temporal Score: 4.5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-0005


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.9

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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: 4/12/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/12/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-0005

CWE: 497

IAVA: 2023-A-0200-S