Is Palo vulnerable to the shell shock Linux bug?

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Is Palo vulnerable to the shell shock Linux bug?

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L6 Presenter

I also wonder if it is or not

There are some fixes and tests on the web for linux and macos but we don't have root access to test Smiley Happy

I believe the latest emergency content update addresses this:

Application and Threat Content Release Notes

Version 457

Notes: Earlier today, Wednesday, September 24th, Palo Alto Networks became aware of a remote code execution vulnerability in the Bash shell utility. This vulnerability is CVE-2014-6271 and allows for remote code execution through multiple vectors due to the way Bash is often used on linux systems for processing commands. Additional information can be found here:

To address this vulnerability, Palo Alto Networks has released an emergency content update that provides detection of attempted exploitation of CVE-2014-6271 with IPS vulnerability Signature ID: 36729 "Bash Remote Code Execution Vulnerability" with Critical severity and default action of "Alert." Palo Alto Networks customers with a Threat Prevention subscription are advised to verify that they are running the latest content version on their devices. If you have any questions about coverage for this advisory, please contact Support.

New Vulnerability Signatures (1)

SeverityIDAttack NameCVE IDVendor IDDefault ActionMinimum PAN-OS Version
critical36729Bash Remote Code Execution VulnerabilityCVE-2014-6271alert4.0.0

L7 Applicator

Hello Smi12,

Content update 457-2377 with coverage for CVE-2014-6271 Signature ID: 36729 "Bash Remote Code Execution Vulnerability" has been released . Please update the PAN firewall with latest Application and Threat database.


L7 Applicator




Good to know that there is a signature for it, but it doesn't answer the question if the OS itself is vulnerable of not

Kind regards,


I agree with bdeschut...What's the story with that?

yes that was the real question I think

L2 Linker

Still trying to work out if the Linux based PAN-OS including that used by Panorama is vulnerable to this also?  any thoughts HULK or  mrsoldner ?

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