Remote commands execution in PAN-OS Simple Certificate Enrollment Protocol implementation

Published: 2021-11-11
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2021-3060
Exploitation vector 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 high risk vulnerability.

1) OS Command Injection

EUVDB-ID: #VU58109

Risk: High


CVE-ID: CVE-2021-3060

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 Simple Certificate Enrollment Protocol (SCEP) feature in PAN-OS. A remote non-authenticated attacker with specific knowledge of the firewall configuration to execute arbitrary code with root user privileges.


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Vulnerable software versions

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

CPE2.3 External links

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