LDAP Passwords Logged in Clear Text (PAN-SA-2012-0007)

Last revised: 04/27/2012


An issue exists whereby LDAP bind passwords are logged to authd.log in clear text when using the default logging level of 'debug'. (Ref #35493)

Severity: Medium

This issue results in administrator passwords being logged and stored in clear text. Inappropriate access to this information can lead to unauthorized administration of the device.

Products Affected

PAN-OS 4.1.2 and earlier; PAN-OS 4.0.8 and earlier; PAN-OS 3.1 is not affected.

Available Updates

PAN-OS 4.1.3 and later; PAN-OS 4.0.9 and later.

Workarounds and Mitigations

This issue affects the management interface of the device. Security appliance management best practices dictate that the management interface be isolated and strictly limited only to security administration personnel.