Remote code execution in Palo Alto PAN-OS

Published: 2019-07-22
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2019-1579
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit Vulnerability #1 is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software
Palo Alto PAN-OS
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor Palo Alto Networks, Inc.

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Input validation error

EUVDB-ID: #VU19306

Risk: Medium


CVE-ID: CVE-2019-1579

CWE-ID: CWE-20 - Improper Input Validation

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input in GlobalProtect portal and GlobalProtect Gateway interfaces. A remote unauthenticated attacker can send a specially crafted request to the affected device and execute arbitrary code on the target system.


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Vulnerable software versions

Palo Alto PAN-OS: 8.1.0 - 8.1.2, 8.0.0 - 8.0.11-h1, 7.1.0 - 7.1.18

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

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