Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS Management Interface API Remote DoS (PAN-SA-2016-0008)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 91958


The remote host is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


The Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS running on the remote host is affected by a denial of service vulnerability in the API hosted on the management interface, specifically in the panUserLogin() function within, due to improper validation of user-supplied input to the 'username' and 'password' parameters. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a crafted request, to cause the process to terminate.

Note that 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 7.0.8 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 91958

File Name: palo_alto_PAN-SA-2016-0008_remote.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: remote

Published: 2016/07/06

Modified: 2016/07/08

Dependencies: 71495

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

Required KB Items: www/palo_alto_panos

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/06/27

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/06/27

Reference Information

OSVDB: 140604

TRA: TRA-2016-19