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Critical Vulnerability in Palo Alto Networks' PAN-OS: CVE-2024-3400

PAN-OS: CVE-2024-3400

In the ever-evolving landscape of cybersecurity, a new critical vulnerability has emerged, targeting the GlobalProtect feature of Palo Alto Networks' PAN-OS. Identified as CVE-2024-3400, this vulnerability poses a severe threat due to its ability to allow unauthenticated attackers to execute arbitrary code with root privileges on affected firewalls.


Palo Alto Networks' PAN-OS is widely recognized for its robust security features, safeguarding networks across the globe. However, the discovery of CVE-2024-3400 has put users on high alert. The vulnerability affects specific versions of PAN-OS and requires distinct feature configurations to be exploitable.

Technical Details

CVE-2024-3400 is classified as an OS command injection vulnerability. It is applicable only to PAN-OS versions 10.2, 11.0, and 11.1 when both the GlobalProtect gateway and device telemetry are enabled. The critical nature of this vulnerability is reflected in its CVSS score of 10.0, indicating the highest level of severity.

Impact The exploitation of CVE-2024-3400 can lead to complete system compromise, with attackers gaining root-level access to the firewall. This can result in unauthorized access to sensitive data, disruption of network services, and potential lateral movement within the network.

Mitigation and Response

Palo Alto Networks has acknowledged the vulnerability and is actively working on hotfix releases for the affected PAN-OS versions. The fixes are expected to be released by April 14, 2024. In the meantime, customers with a Threat Prevention subscription are advised to enable Threat ID 95187 to block attacks exploiting this vulnerability.


The discovery of CVE-2024-3400 serves as a reminder of the importance of continuous vigilance in the field of cybersecurity. Organizations using Palo Alto Networks' PAN-OS should take immediate steps to assess their exposure to this vulnerability and apply the recommended mitigations until the official patches are released.


This article provides a concise overview of the CVE-2024-3400 vulnerability, its implications, and the steps being taken to address it. For more detailed information, please refer to the official security advisories and updates provided by Palo Alto Networks


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