Palo Alto Networks Zingbox Inspector CVE-2019-1584 Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Risk

High

Date Discovered

October 1, 2019

Description

Palo Alto Networks Zingbox Inspector is prone to a remote code-execution vulnerability. An attacker can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code within the context of the affected system. Palo Alto Networks Zingbox Inspector version 1.293 and prior are vulnerable.

Technologies Affected

  • Paloaltonetworks Zingbox Inspector 1.280
  • Paloaltonetworks Zingbox Inspector 1.281
  • Paloaltonetworks Zingbox Inspector 1.286
  • Paloaltonetworks Zingbox Inspector 1.287
  • Paloaltonetworks Zingbox Inspector 1.288
  • Paloaltonetworks Zingbox Inspector 1.289
  • Paloaltonetworks Zingbox Inspector 1.293

Recommendations

Block external access at the network boundary, unless external parties require service.
If global access isn't needed, filter access to the affected computer at the network boundary. Restricting access to only trusted computers and networks might greatly reduce the likelihood of successful exploits.

Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity.
Deploy NIDS to monitor network traffic for signs of anomalous or suspicious activity. This includes but is not limited to requests that include NOP sleds and unexplained incoming and outgoing traffic. This will reduce the likelihood of these issues being exploited.

Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights.
Since these issues may be leveraged to execute arbitrary code within the security context of the affected server, run the server with least privileges possible so as to reduce the severity of successful exploits.

Implement multiple redundant layers of security.
Memory-protection schemes (such as nonexecutable stack and heap configurations and randomly mapped memory segments) will complicate exploits of remote code-execution vulnerabilities.

Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.

References

Credits

The vendor reported the issue.


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