Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS 10.2.x < 10.2.4 / 11.0.x < 11.0.1 Authenticated Information Disclosure

medium Nessus Plugin ID 186913


The remote PAN-OS host is affected by an authenticated information disclosure vulnerability


The version of Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS running on the remote host is 10.2.x prior to 10.2.4 or 11.0.x prior to 11.0.1.
It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability:

- A vulnerability exists in Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS software that enables an authenticated administrator with the privilege to commit a specifically created configuration to read local files and resources from the system. (CVE-2023-38046)

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 10.2.4 / 11.0.1 or later

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 186913

File Name: palo_alto_CVE-2023-38046.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: combined

Published: 12/14/2023

Updated: 12/15/2023

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-2023-38046


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: 7/12/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/11/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-38046