Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS 4.1.x < 4.1.16 / 5.0.x < 5.0.10 / 5.1.x < 5.1.5 API Key Bypass Flaw

Low Nessus Plugin ID 73138


The remote host is affected by an API key bypass flaw.


The remote host is running a version of Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS prior to 4.1.16 / 5.0.10 / 5.1.5. It is, therefore, affected by an API key bypass flaw which allows a remote attacker to bypass the XML API key for a session that has already been authorized.

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 version 4.1.16 / 5.0.10 / 5.1.5 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 73138

File Name: palo_alto_PAN-SA-2014-0001.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: combined

Published: 2014/03/21

Modified: 2018/08/08

Dependencies: 72816

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 3.5

Temporal Score: 3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:paloaltonetworks:pan-os

Required KB Items: Host/Palo_Alto/Firewall/Version, Host/Palo_Alto/Firewall/Full_Version

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/01/29

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/01/29

Reference Information

BID: 65886