WGET Vulnerability (PAN-SA-2017-0016)

Last revised: 05/22/2017


The wget library has been found to contain a vulnerability (CVE 2016-4971). wget allows remote servers to write to arbitrary files by redirecting a request from HTTP to a crafted FTP resource. Palo Alto Networks software makes use of the vulnerable library and may be affected. (Ref # PAN-59677/ CVE 2016-4971)

Severity: Low

Successfully exploiting this issue would require an attacker to be authenticated on the Management Interface.

Products Affected

PAN-OS 6.1.16 and earlier, PAN-OS 7.0.14 and earlier, PAN-OS 7.1.9 and earlier, PAN-OS 8.0

Available Updates

PAN-OS 6.1.17 and later, PAN-OS 7.0.15 and later, PAN-OS 7.1.10 and later, PAN-OS 8.0.1 and 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.