Palo Alto Firewalls: Zero-Day Vulnerability
April 19, 2024

 Immediate Action Needed: Patch Palo Alto Firewall Vulnerability CVE-2024-3400

We are writing to inform you of a recently-discovered zero-day critical vulnerability (CVE-2024-3400) affecting Palo Alto firewalls, versions 10.2.9-h1, 11.0.4-h1 and 11.1.2-h3 (and possibly others). Attackers are actively exploiting this vulnerability, so prompt action is necessary. 

From the NIST website:A command injection vulnerability in the GlobalProtect feature of Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS software for specific PAN-OS versions and distinct feature configurations may enable an unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code with root privileges on the firewall. Cloud NGFW, Panorama appliances, and Prisma Access are not impacted by this vulnerability.”

NIST references the applicable vulnerability and remediation here:  https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2024-3400

Important considerations:

  • Palo Alto has released patches — apply ASAP.
  • Palo Alto stated that telemetry mitigation no longer works

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