Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS GlobalProtect Web Portal RCE (PAN-SA-2016-0005)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 90246


The remote host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


The Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS running on the remote host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability in the GlobalProtect web portal due to improper validation of user-supplied input when handling SSL VPN requests. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a crafted request, to cause an overflow condition, resulting in a denial of service or the execution of arbitrary code.

Note that the remote PAN-OS is reportedly affected by other vulnerabilities as well; however, Nessus has not tested for these.


Upgrade to Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS version 5.0.18 / 6.0.13 / 6.1.10 / 7.0.5 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 90246

File Name: palo_alto_PAN-SA-2016-0005_remote.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: remote

Family: General

Published: 2016/03/28

Updated: 2019/11/20

Dependencies: 10107

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-3657

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/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: www/panweb

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/02/25

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/02/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-3657