CVE-2015-0235 Ghost


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Please see official response from Palo Alto Networks on this matter:

The Palo Alto Networks product security team has been working to investigate our exposure and patch options to address CVE-2015-0235, otherwise known as “GHOST”.  This vulnerability has a massive footprint, affecting a commonly used function within glibc that has been around for decades.  As such, countless software and embedded systems are impacted by this vulnerability, ours being no exception. However, at this time we are not aware of any specific remotely exploitable conditions enabled by this vulnerability that affects any of our products.  We are working to develop a patch across all affected software, but we do not yet have an estimate for when a patch will be available.  We will provide more information when an estimate is available.

We will do our best to proactively update all our customers as more information becomes available.

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Palo Alto Networks Security Advisory Feb, 2015

GHOST: glibc vulnerability (CVE-2015-0235)

Last revised: 02/02/2015


The open source library “glibc” has been found to contain a recently discovered vulnerability (CVE-2015-0235, commonly referred to as “GHOST”) that has been demonstrated to enable remote code execution in some software. Palo Alto Networks software makes use of the vulnerable library, however there is no known exploitable condition in PAN-OS software enabled by this vulnerability at the time of this advisory. An update to PAN-OS will be made available that addresses CVE-2015-0235 in a regularly scheduled software maintenance update. (Ref # 74443)

Severity: Low

The exploitability of CVE-2015-0235 on vulnerable systems is highly dependent on the architecture and design surrounding use of the vulnerable functions within the system, and exploitable conditions found across various open source software libraries have so far been exceedingly rare. At the time of this advisory, Palo Alto Networks is not aware of any specific remotely exploitable condition enabled by this vulnerability that affects any Palo Alto Networks products.

Products Affected

PAN-OS 6.1.2 and earlier; PAN-OS 6.0.8 and earlier; PAN-OS 5.0.15 and earlier

Available Updates

A patch for the issue described in this bulletin will be made available in a regularly scheduled maintenance update for each supported release of PAN-OS. This bulletin will be updated as the releases are made available.

Workarounds and Mitigations




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