Threat Details

  • Monitor > Logs > Threat
  • ACC > Threat Activity
  • Objects > Security Profiles > Anti-Spyware/Vulnerability Protection
Use the Threat Details dialog to learn more about the threat signatures with which the firewall is equipped and the events that trigger those signatures. Threat details are provided for:
  • Threat logs that record the threats that the firewall detects (
    Monitor
    Logs
    Threat
    )
  • The top threats found in your network (
    ACC
    Threat Activity
    )
  • Threat signatures that you want to modify or exclude from enforcement (
    Objects
    Security Profiles
    Anti-Spyware/Vulnerability Protection
    )
When you find a threat signature you want to learn more about, hover over the
Threat Name
or the threat
ID
and click
Exception
to review the threat details. The threat details allow you to easily check whether a threat signature is configured as an exception to your security policy and to find the latest Threat Vault information about a specific threat. The Palo Alto Networks Threat Vault database is integrated with the firewall, allowing you to view expanded details about threat signatures in the firewall context or launch a Threat Vault search in a new browser window for a logged threat.
Depending on the type of threat you’re viewing, the details include all or some of the threat details described in the following table.
Threat Details
Description
Name
Threat signature name.
ID
Unique threat signature ID. Select
View in Threat Vault
to open a Threat Vault search in a new browser window and look up the latest information that the Palo Alto Networks threat database has for this signature. The Threat Vault entry for the threat signature might include additional details, including the first and last content releases to include updates to the signature and the minimum PAN-OS version required to support the signature.
Description
Information about the threat that triggers the signature.
Severity
The threat severity level: informational, low, medium, high, or critical.
CVE
Publicly known security vulnerabilities associated with the threat. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) identifier is the most useful identifier for finding information about unique vulnerabilities as vendor-specific IDs commonly encompass multiple vulnerabilities.
Bugtraq ID
The Bugtraq ID associated with the threat.
Vendor ID
The vendor-specific identifier for a vulnerability. For example, MS16-148 is the vendor ID for one or more Microsoft vulnerabilities and APBSB16-39 is the vendor ID for one or more Adobe vulnerabilities.
Reference
Research sources you can use to learn more about the threat.
Exempt Profiles
Security profiles that define a different enforcement action for the threat signature than the default signature action. The threat exception is only active when exempt profiles are attached to a security policy rule (check if the exception is Used in current security rule).
Used in current security rule
Active threat exceptions—A check mark in this column indicates that the firewall is actively enforcing the threat exception (the Exempt Profiles that define the threat exception are attached to a security policy rule).
If this column is clear, the firewall is enforcing the threat based only on the recommended default signature action.
Exempt IP Addresses
Exempt IP addresses—You can add an IP address on which to filter the threat exception or view existing
Exempt IP Addresses
. This option enforces a threat exception only when the associated session has either a source or destination IP address that matches the exempt IP address. For all other sessions, the threat is enforced based on the default signature action.
If you’re having trouble viewing threat details, check for the following conditions:
  • The firewall Threat Prevention license is active (
    Device
    Licenses
    ).
  • The latest Antivirus and Threats and Applications content updates are installed.
  • Threat Vault access is enabled (select
    Device
    Setup
    Management
    and edit the
    Logging and Reporting
    setting to
    Enable Threat Vault Access
    ).
  • The default (or custom) Antivirus, Anti-Spyware, and Vulnerability Protection security profiles are applied to your security policy.

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