Cross-Site Scripting in the Management Web Interface (PAN-SA-2017-0019)

Last revised: 07/20/2017


A reflected cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability exists in the management web interface. PAN-OS contains an unauthenticated vulnerability that may allow for a reflected cross-site scripting (XSS) attack of the management web interface. (ref # PAN-76455 / CVE-2017-9459).

Severity: Medium

Successful exploitation of this issue may allow an attacker to inject arbitrary Java script or HTML.

Products Affected

PAN-OS 6.1.17 and earlier, PAN-OS 7.0.15 and earlier, PAN-OS 7.1.10 and earlier, PAN-OS 8.0.2 and earlier

Available Updates

PAN-OS 6.1.18 and later, PAN-OS 7.0.16 and later, PAN-OS 7.1.11 and later, PAN-OS 8.0.3 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.


Palo Alto Networks would like to thank Juan Lopez of Inqwest for reporting this issue to us.