This week, Palo Alto discovered a vulnerability within the GlobalProtect feature of Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS Software. Distinct feature configurations within specific versions of PAN-OS may enable an unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code with root privileges on the firewall.  

CVE-2024-3400 (CVSS 10)

The affected versions of PAN-OS are: PAN-OS 10.2, 11.0, AND 11.1. In order for an attacker to exploit this vulnerability, both GlobalProtect gateway and device telemetry must be enabled in the affected version of PAN-OS.  

Users can verify whether you have a GlobalProtect gateway configured by checking for entries in your firewall web interface (Network > GlobalProtect > Gateways) and verify whether you have device telemetry enabled by checking your firewall web interface (Device > Setup > Telemetry). 

Palo Alto anticipates hotfix releases of all affected PAN-OS versions no later than April 14. To mitigate the impact of this vulnerability, you can disable device telemetry until the hotfix has been applied.  

Palo Alto is aware of a number of attacks that exploit this vulnerability. 



avertium's recommendationS

CVE-2024-29988 – Avertium recommends reading Palo Alto’s advisory for additional mitigation guidance. 




At this time, all IoC’s associated with exploitation of this vulnerability are being held by Palo-Alto. A Technical Support file can be uploaded to the Palo Alto Customer Support Portal to to determine if a specific device has logs indicating the vulnerability has been exploited.  

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CVE-2024-3400 PAN-OS: OS Command Injection Vulnerability in GlobalProtect Gateway 

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