I noticed that in the release notes for PANOS 5.0.4, there was a reasonably serious security issue pointed out:
To me this is kind of a big deal... being able to download the equivalent of a 'show tech' could reveal at the very least the entire firewall's configuration, right?
That's what led me to creating this thread... does PA issue security advisories for their products? I wouldn't have even noticed this issue existed or was fixed in 5.0.4 if I hadn't pulled down and read the release notes.
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It would probably be best to consult your local Palo Alto SE about that ticket and the details.
I can see the details myself!
If I do a 'wget https://my-PA-firewall/device/export.file.php' I can pull a generated tech support file without being authenticated!
But that doesnt matter.
The firewall (specially if its a modern NGFW from the 21th century) should be able to protect itself.
That is force authentication before you can do anything remotely close to management of the device.
That is default deny which all PA slides talk about regarding PA's security policy.
Would be great if a PA representative could add some info in this thread regarding why 46728 doesnt show up on the Submit Form list?
This security hole is as bad as the backdoor in DLINK equipment described in:
Or for that matter the nice backdoor into TP-LINK equipment:
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