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2014-01 Security Bulletin: Junos: SRX flowd crash while processing certain crafted IP packets (CVE-2014-0617)

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Product Affected:
SRX Series services gateways running Junos OS 10.4, 11.4, 12.1. Junos OS 12.1X44, 12.1X45, and 12.1X46 are unaffected by this vulnerability.
On SRX Series services gateways, certain crafted IP packets may cause the flowd (flow daemon) process to crash. Repeated crashes of the flowd process can represent a sustained denial of service condition for SRX Series devices.

This issue has only been seen on Branch SRX Series services gateways. While the vulnerability has never been replicated on high-end SRX Series devices, the fix has been applied to Junos common code used by all SRX Series services gateways.

Juniper SIRT is not aware of any malicious exploitation of this vulnerability.

No other Juniper Networks products or platforms are affected by this issue.

This issue has been assigned CVE-2014-0617.
The following software releases have been updated to resolve this specific issue:
  • All Junos OS software releases built on or after 2013-12-11, or
  • Junos OS 10.4S15, 10.4R16, 11.4R9, 12.1R7, and all subsequent releases (i.e. all releases built after 12.1R7).
Upgrading to Junos OS 12.1X44, 12.1X45, 12.1X46, or any SRX release after 12.1X46 will also avoid this issue.

Customers can confirm the build date of any Junos OS release by issuing the command 'show version detail'.

This issue is being tracked as PR 795272 and is visible on the Customer Support website.

KB16765 - "In which releases are vulnerabilities fixed?" describes which release vulnerabilities are fixed as per our End of Engineering and End of Life support policies.
No known workaround exists for this issue.
How to obtain fixed software:

Security vulnerabilities in Junos are fixed in the next available Maintenance Release of each supported Junos version. In some cases, a Maintenance Release is not planned to be available in an appropriate time-frame. For these cases, Service Releases are made available in order to be more timely. Security Advisory and Security Notices will indicate which Maintenance and Service Releases contain fixes for the issues described. Upon request to JTAC, customers will be provided download instructions for a Service Release. Although Juniper does not provide formal Release Note documentation for a Service Release, a list of "PRs fixed" can be provided on request.
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CVSS Score:
7.8 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Risk Level:
Risk Assessment:
Information for how Juniper Networks uses CVSS can be found at KB 16446 "Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) and Juniper's Security Advisories."