Insecure Password Storage in Zingbox Inspector (PAN-SA-2019-0035)

Last revised: 10/01/2019


A security vulnerability exists in Zingbox Inspector that results in passwords for 3rd party integrations being stored in cleartext in device configuration. (Ref: CVE-2019-15023)

Severity: Low

The vulnerability allows for the viewing of plaintext credentials stored within the Zingbox Inspector software and stored configuration files.

Products Affected

Zingbox Inspector, versions 1.294 and earlier.

Available Updates

Zingbox Inspector, version 1.295 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 any 3rd party integrations configured within Zingbox Inspector where 3rd party credentials are required and stored within the Zingbox Inspector software. See product documentation for more information on how to disable 3rd party integrations.


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.