Remote commands execution in PAN-OS

Published: 2021-11-11
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2021-3059
Exploitation vector Local network
Public exploit N/A
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) OS Command Injection

EUVDB-ID: #VU58108

Risk: Medium


CVE-ID: CVE-2021-3059

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

Exploit availability: No


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

The vulnerability exists in the Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS management interface when performing dynamic updates. A remote attacker with ability to perform MitM (man-in-the-middle) attack can execute arbitrary OS commands on the system.


Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Palo Alto PAN-OS: 8.1 - 8.1.20, 9.0 - 9.0.14, 9.1 - 9.1.11, 10.0.0 - 10.0.7, 10.1.0 - 10.1.2

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

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