.yml file: PA device password in clear text

L3 Networker

.yml file: PA device password in clear text

Hi Luigi,


.yml file for DagPush node in /opt/minemeld/local/config shows password of the device in clear text. It should be at least hashed.







L7 Applicator

Re: .yml file: PA device password in clear text

Hi Bertrand,

the password can't be hashed because the authentication to PAN-OS API requires a plain text password (over an encrypted channel). An improvement could be encrypting passwords with a configurable secret key, but if you have the rights to access the VM and read the config files it wouldn't add a lot in terms of security.


Best thing is creating a PAN-OS account with limited rights dedicated to the minemeld.




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