Tenant authentication bypass in Zingbox Inspector (PAN-SA-2019-0030)

Last revised: 10/01/2019


A security vulnerability exists in the Zingbox Inspector where authentication is not required when binding the Inspector instance to a different customer tenant. (Ref: CVE-2019-15018)

Severity: High

The vulnerability allows a user to bind the Zingbox Inspector to another tenant, which can impact the functionality of the service.

Products Affected

Zingbox Inspector, versions 1.280 and earlier.

Available Updates

Zingbox Inspector, version 1.281 and later.

Workarounds and Mitigations

In the normal course of operation, Zingbox Inspector automatically updates its own software, and a fixed version of software has already been made available. No user action is required unless the software is unable to update itself. Customers still running affected versions of Zingbox Inspector software can mitigation this issue by updating to a patched version, or by disabling the console access that can be used to run CLI commands. See product documentation for more information on how to disable console access.


Note: This security issue was found during an internal security audit performed during the Palo Alto Networks acquisition of Zingbox. The issues discovered during this process have been addressed in software updates as described in the published Zingbox security advisories.