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CVE-2020-2016 Detail

Current Description

A race condition due to insecure creation of a file in a temporary directory vulnerability in PAN-OS allows for root privilege escalation from a limited linux user account. This allows an attacker who has escaped the restricted shell as a low privilege administrator, possibly by exploiting another vulnerability, to escalate privileges to become root user. This issue affects: PAN-OS 7.1 versions earlier than 7.1.26; PAN-OS 8.1 versions earlier than 8.1.13; PAN-OS 9.0 versions earlier than 9.0.6; All versions of PAN-OS 8.0.

Source:  MITRE
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score matches with CNA score
CNA:  Palo Alto Networks, Inc.
Base Score: 7.0 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

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Hyperlink Resource
https://security.paloaltonetworks.com/CVE-2020-2016 Vendor Advisory

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-362 Concurrent Execution using Shared Resource with Improper Synchronization ('Race Condition') NIST  
CWE-377 Insecure Temporary File Palo Alto Networks, Inc.  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:paloaltonetworks:pan-os:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
From (including)
7.1.0
Up to (excluding)
7.1.26
 cpe:2.3:o:paloaltonetworks:pan-os:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
From (including)
8.0.0
Up to (including)
8.0.20
 cpe:2.3:o:paloaltonetworks:pan-os:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
From (including)
8.1.0
Up to (excluding)
8.1.13
 cpe:2.3:o:paloaltonetworks:pan-os:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
From (including)
9.0.0
Up to (excluding)
9.0.6


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2020-2016
NVD Published Date:
05/13/2020
NVD Last Modified:
05/15/2020