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2018-07 Security Bulletin: Junos OS: A privilege escalation vulnerability exists where authenticated users with shell access can become root (CVE-2018-0024)

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Product Affected:
This issue affects Junos OS 12.1X46, 12.3, 12.3X48, 14.1X53, 15.1X49. Affected platforms: EX Series, QFX3500, QFX3600, QFX5100, SRX Series.
An Improper Privilege Management vulnerability in a shell session of Juniper Networks Junos OS allows an authenticated unprivileged attacker to gain full control of the system.

Affected releases are Juniper Networks Junos OS:
12.1X46 versions prior to 12.1X46-D45 on SRX Series;
12.3X48 versions prior to 12.3X48-D20 on SRX Series;
12.3 versions prior to 12.3R11 on EX Series (other platforms are EOE, and were not evaluated);
14.1X53 versions prior to 14.1X53-D30 on EX2200/VC, EX3200, EX3300/VC, EX4200, EX4300, EX4550/VC, EX4600, EX6200, EX8200/VC (XRE), QFX3500, QFX3600, QFX5100;
15.1X49 versions prior to 15.1X49-D20 on SRX Series.

Juniper SIRT is not aware of any malicious exploitation of this vulnerability.
This issue was found during internal product security testing or research.
This issue has been assigned CVE-2018-0024.

The following software releases have been updated to resolve this specific issue: Junos OS 12.1X46-D45, 12.3X48-D20, 12.3R11, 14.1X53-D30, 15.1X49-D20 and all subsequent releases.
This issue is being tracked as PR 1004217 which is visible on the Customer Support website.
Note: Juniper SIRT's policy is not to evaluate releases which are beyond End of Engineering (EOE) or End of Life (EOL).
Disallow unprivileged authenticated users access to Junos shell.
Limit shell access to only trusted administrators.
Software Releases, patches and updates are available at
Modification History:
2018-07-11: Initial Publication.
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CVSS Score:
7.8 (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)
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."