Remote code execution in Palo Alto PAN-OS GlobalProtect portal



Published: 2020-07-09
Risk Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2020-2034
CWE ID CWE-78
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
Vulnerable software
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Palo Alto PAN-OS
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor Palo Alto Networks, Inc.

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one critical risk vulnerability.

1) OS Command Injection

Risk: Critical

CVSSv3: 9 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:P/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-2034

CWE-ID: CWE-78 - Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in an OS Command ('OS Command Injection')

Exploit availability: Yes

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to improper input validation in the PAN-OS GlobalProtect portal. A remote unauthenticated attacker can pass specially crafted data to the application and execute arbitrary OS commands on the target system with root privileges.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Palo Alto PAN-OS: 7.1.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.1.4-h2, 7.1.5, 7.1.6, 7.1.7, 7.1.8, 7.1.9, 7.1.9-h4, 7.1.10, 7.1.11, 7.1.12, 7.1.13, 7.1.14, 7.1.15, 7.1.16, 7.1.17, 7.1.18, 7.1.19, 7.1.20, 7.1.21, 7.1.22, 7.1.23, 7.1.24, 7.1.24-h1, 7.1.25, 7.1.26, 8.0.0, 8.0.1, 8.0.2, 8.0.3, 8.0.3-h4, 8.0.4, 8.0.4-h2, 8.0.5, 8.0.6, 8.0.6-h3, 8.0.7, 8.0.8, 8.0.9, 8.0.10, 8.0.11, 8.0.11-h1, 8.0.12, 8.0.13, 8.0.14, 8.0.15, 8.0.16, 8.0.17, 8.0.18, 8.0.19, 8.0.19-h1, 8.0.20, 8.0.21, 8.1.0, 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.1.3, 8.1.4, 8.1.4-h2, 8.1.5, 8.1.6, 8.1.6-h2, 8.1.7, 8.1.8, 8.1.8-h4, 8.1.8-h5, 8.1.9, 8.1.9-h4, 8.1.10, 8.1.11, 8.1.12, 8.1.13, 8.1.14, 9.0.0, 9.0.1, 9.0.2, 9.0.2-h4, 9.0.3, 9.0.3-h2, 9.0.3-h3, 9.0.4, 9.0.5, 9.0.5-h3, 9.0.6, 9.0.7, 9.0.8, 9.1.0, 9.1.1, 9.1.2

CPE External links

https://security.paloaltonetworks.com/CVE-2020-2034

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability. However, proof of concept for this vulnerability is available.



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