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Category:   Device (Firewall)  >   Palo Alto PAN-OS Vendors:   Palo Alto Networks
Palo Alto PAN-OS Environment Variable Validation Flaw Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1037381
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-9151   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 2 2016
Impact:   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 set specially crafted environment variables to cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target system with elevated privileges.

Tavis Ormandy from the Google Security Team reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (5.0.20, 5.1.13, 6.0.15, 6.1.15, 7.0.11, 7.1.6).

The vendor advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error

Message History:   None.

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