Critical vulnerability in a known firewall: the door is open to the attacker


Palo Alton GlobalProtect Vulnerability in Memory Known Firewall Cyber ​​Security Center. It can enable firewall capture and applies to versions PAN-OS 8.1 to 8.1.16. In the latest version of PAN-OS 8.1.17, the vulnerability is fixed.

The vulnerability could allow an attacker to disrupt system processes, modify data, and execute program code as an administrator at will. Harassment and data processing is successful if an attacker accesses the GlobalProtect interface online.

Investigators have found that exploitation allows attackers to seize a vulnerable device. An intruder-controlled device can also infiltrate an organization’s intranet.

The Cyber ​​Security Center emphasizes that the vulnerability does not require action from ordinary users, but is the responsibility of the system administrators. The threat can be resolved by updating the firewall to the latest version.


Source: Tivi by www.tivi.fi.

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