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AUSCERT Security Bulletin
Denial of Service in PAN-OS Management Interface
25 March 2019
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: PAN-OS Management Interface
Operating System: Network Appliance
Impact/Access: Denial of Service -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2018-18065
Member content until: Wednesday, April 24 2019
Palo-Alto has advised that PAN-OS is vulnerable to a Denial of Service
in the Management Interface. 
Palo Alto has provided the following details regarding the issues:
A Denial of Service vulnerability exists in the SNMP library that affects
PAN-OS Management Interface. (Ref # PAN-106922, CVE-2018-18065).
Successful exploitation of this issue would allow a remote unauthenticated user
to cause the SNMP daemon to crash, resulting in a denial of service. The
unauthenticated user would already have to have access to the management
interface to make this vulnerability work.
PAN-OS 7.1.22 and earlier, PAN-OS 8.0.15 and earlier, PAN-OS 8.1.6 and earlier.
PAN-OS 9.0 is NOT affected" 
The following updates and workarounds have been made available to
resolve the issue:
"PAN-OS 7.1.23 and later, PAN-OS 8.0.16 and later, and PAN-OS 8.1.7
Workarounds and Mitigations
This issue affects the management interface of PAN-OS and is strongly mitigated
by following best practices for securing the PAN-OS management interface. Our
best practices guidelines reduce the exposure of the management interface to
potential attackers. Please review the Best Practices for Securing
Administrative Access in the PAN-OS 9.0 technical documentation, available at:
 Denial of Service in PAN-OS Management Interface
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