Improper access control in PAN-OS GlobalProtect

Published: 2021-11-11
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2021-3062
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) Improper access control

EUVDB-ID: #VU58112

Risk: High


CVE-ID: CVE-2021-3062

CWE-ID: CWE-284 - Improper Access Control

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote user to gain unauthorized access to otherwise restricted functionality.

The vulnerability exists due to improper access restrictions. A remote user with access to GlobalProtect portals and gateways can connect to the EC2 instance metadata endpoint for VM-Series firewalls hosted on Amazon AWS.

Note, the vulnerability affects PAN-OS deployment on VM-Series.


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Vulnerable software versions

Palo Alto PAN-OS: 8.1 - 10.0.7

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

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