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Computer vulnerabilities of Panorama by Palo Alto

vulnerability bulletin 17503

PAN-OS: bypassing LDAP authentication

Synthesis of the vulnerability

An attacker can bypass the LDAP authentication of PAN-OS, in order to escalate his privileges.
Impacted products: Palo Alto Firewall PA***, Panorama by Palo Alto, PAN-OS.
Severity: 3/4.
Consequences: privileged access/rights, user access/rights.
Provenance: intranet client.
Creation date: 27/07/2015.
Identifiers: PAN-SA-2015-0005, VIGILANCE-VUL-17503.

Description of the vulnerability

The PAN-OS product can use a local authentication, or an authentication based on LDAP or RADIUS.

However, when PAN-OS uses LDAP, an attacker can bypass the authentication.

An attacker can therefore bypass the LDAP authentication of PAN-OS, in order to escalate his privileges.
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