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Category:   Device (Firewall)  >   Palo Alto PAN-OS Vendors:   Palo Alto Networks
Palo Alto PAN-OS Input Validation Flaw in root_reboot Lets Local Users Obtain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1036326
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1036326
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-1712   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 16 2016
Impact:   Root access via local system, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Palo Alto PAN-OS. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can invoke the root_reboot utility to exploit an input validation flaw and execute arbitrary code on the target system with elevated privileges.

Kasif Dekel, CheckPoint Security Team, reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (5.0.19, 5.1.12, 6.0.14, 6.1.12, 7.0.8).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

https://securityadvisories.paloaltonetworks.com/Home/Detail/45

Vendor URL:  securityadvisories.paloaltonetworks.com/Home/Detail/45 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error

Message History:   None.


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