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Recently, a critical vulnerability, CVE-2024-3400, was discovered in the Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS software, posing a substantial risk to affected systems. In this blog post, we will discuss the nature of this vulnerability and how Forward Networks can assist organizations in swiftly identifying and addressing their risk exposure.

Understanding CVE-2024-3400:

CVE-2024-3400 is classified as a command injection vulnerability and specifically affects the GlobalProtect feature of Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS software. This vulnerability, present in certain PAN-OS versions and specific feature configurations, enables an unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code with root privileges on the firewall.

Forward Networks OS Vulnerability feature enables customers to immediately identify if their PAN-OS software versions and feature configurations are susceptible to CVE-2024-3400. The easy-to-read report is also exportable, including details on which (if any) devices are impacted to make remediation a simple process.

Example vulnerability report indicating the presence of CVE-2024-3400
Example vulnerability report indicating the presence of CVE-2024-3400

The Forward Enterprise network digital twin is integrated with the National Vulnerability Database (NVD) – in this case, from the NIST website – to provide customers with always accurate insights into their network infrastructure's vulnerability status. API integration with third party applications such as Tenable and Rapid 7 delivers users insights into end-point vulnerability and provides prioritized remediation plans.

To learn more about the Vulnerability Assessment capabilities in Forward Enterprise, please read the use case or view the demo.

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