Enabling signatures in content update version 8317

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Enabling signatures in content update version 8317

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Checking CVE-2020-2040 it says "Until PAN-OS software is upgraded to a fixed version, enabling signatures in content update version 8317 will block attacks against CVE-2020-2040.", and I'm not sure what does "enabling signatures in content update version 8317" mean and can't find anything online about it. 


Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite


Interesting question. I would think that they mean to say install the signatures and make sure they are applied to a security policy?


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Hello @Raydar 

In content version 8317 we released 4 new vulnerability signatures (UTIDs 59270, 59255, 59259, 59267) to provide coverage against CVE-2020-2040; so until you upgrade PAN-OS, you can enforce the traffic with a security policy with a Vulnerability Protection Profile and this will help to deter any potential attempt of exploitation of this vulnerability. 

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Always review Content Release Notes for the list of newly-identified and modified application and threat signatures that the content release introduces. Content Release Notes also describe how the update might impact existing security policy enforcement and provides recommendations on how you can modify your security policy to best leverage what’s new.

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