NTP Vulnerability (PAN-SA-2017-0022)

Last revised: 09/11/2017


The Network Time Protocol (NTP) library has been found to contain a vulnerability CVE-2017-6460. Palo Alto Networks software makes use of the vulnerable library and may be affected. This issue only affects the management plane of the firewall. (Ref # PAN-76130 / CVE-2017-6460)

Severity: Low

Successful exploitation of this issue requires an attacker to be on the management interface.

Products Affected

PAN-OS 6.1, PAN-OS 7.0.17 and earlier, PAN-OS 7.1.11 and earlier, PAN-OS 8.0.3 and earlier

Available Updates

PAN-OS 7.0.18 or later, PAN-OS 7.1.12 or later, PAN-OS 8.0.4 or later

Workarounds and Mitigations

Palo Alto Networks recommends to implement best practice by allowing web interface access only to a dedicated management network. Additionally, restrict the set of IP addresses to a subset of authorized sources that you allow to interact with the management network.