OpenSSH Vulnerability (PAN-SA-2016-0036)

Last revised: 11/17/2016


Palo Alto Networks makes use of a the OpenSSH tool. CVE-2016-6210 was recently confirmed to be applicable to the version in use by PAN-OS. (Ref # 100977/CVE-2016-6210).

Severity: Low

To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker would have to guess usernames defined as system administrators on the firewall.

Products Affected

PAN-OS 5.0.X and earlier; PAN-OS 5.1.X and earlier; PAN-OS 6.0.14 and earlier; PAN-OS 6.1.14 and earlier; PAN-OS 7.0.10 and earlier; PAN-OS 7.1.5 and earlier

Available Updates

PAN-OS 6.0.15 and later; PAN-OS 6.1.15 and later; PAN-OS 7.0.11 and later; PAN-OS 7.1.6 and later

Workarounds and Mitigations

Palo Alto Networks recommends following best practices by not relying on hidden usernames and setting unique, long, and complex passwords for each of the firewall users.