Palo Alto Networks Security Advisories / CVE-2019-1576

CVE-2019-1576 Command Injection in PAN-OS

Severity 8.8 · HIGH
Attack Vector NETWORK
Attack Complexity LOW
Confidentiality Impact HIGH
Privileges Required LOW
Integrity Impact HIGH
User Interaction NONE
Availability Impact HIGH


A command injection vulnerability exists in the Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS Command Line Interface (CLI). (Ref PAN-111872/ CVE-2019-1576)

Successful exploitation of this issue may allow an authenticated attacker to gain access to a remote shell in PAN-OS, and potentially run with the escalated user’s permissions.

This issue affects PAN-OS 9.0.2 and earlier. PAN-OS 7.1, PAN-OS 8.0 and PAN-OS 8.1 are NOT affected.

Product Status

PAN-OS 9.0<= 9.0.2>= 9.0.3

Severity: HIGH

CVSSv3.1 Base Score: 8.8 (CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Weakness Type

CWE-77 Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in a Command ('Command Injection')


PAN-OS 9.0.3 and later

Workarounds and Mitigations



Palo Alto Networks would like to thank Joe Graham at Rochester Institute of Technology for reporting this issue.
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