Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS 8.1.x < 8.1.26 / 9.0.x < 9.0.17-h1 / 9.1.x < 9.1.14 Vulnerability

medium Nessus Plugin ID 186889


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 8.1.26 or 9.0.x prior to 9.0.17-h1 or 9.1.x prior to 9.1.14. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability.

- An arbitrary file upload vulnerability in Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS software enables an authenticated read-write administrator with access to the web interface to disrupt system processes and potentially execute arbitrary code with limited privileges on the firewall. (CVE-2023-6794)

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 8.1.26 / 9.0.17-h1 / 9.1.14 or later

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 186889

File Name: palo_alto_CVE-2023-6794.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: combined

Published: 12/14/2023

Updated: 4/11/2024

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-6794


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.7

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

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: 12/13/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/13/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-6794

CWE: 434

IAVA: 2023-A-0695-S