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2020-10 Security Bulletin: FreeBSD-SA-19:20.bsnmp : Insufficient message length validation in bsnmp library (CVE-2019-5610)



Article ID: JSA11047 SECURITY_ADVISORIES Last Updated: 25 Jan 2021Version: 3.0
Product Affected:
This issue affects Junos OS 15.1, 16.1, 17.2, 17.2X75, 17.3, 17.4, 18.1, 18.2, 18.2X75, 18.3, 18.4, 19.1, 19.2, 19.3.

The bsnmp software library is a SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) implementation included with Juniper Networks Junos OS for the snmpd process.

A programming error allows a remote user to read unrelated data or trigger a snmpd process crash.

This issue affects Juniper Networks Junos OS

  • 15.1 versions prior to 15.1R7-S7;
  • 16.1 versions prior to 16.1R7-S8;
  • 17.2 versions prior to 17.2R3-S4;
  • 17.2X75 versions prior to 17.2X75-D45;
  • 17.3 versions prior to 17.3R3-S8;
  • 17.4 versions prior to 17.4R2-S12, 17.4R3;
  • 18.1 versions prior to 18.1R3-S9;
  • 18.2 versions prior to 18.2R3-S6;
  • 18.2X75 versions prior to 18.2X75-D34, 18.2X75-D420, 18.2X75-D53, 18.2X75-D60;
  • 18.3 versions prior to 18.3R2-S3, 18.3R3-S1;
  • 18.4 versions prior to 18.4R1-S5, 18.4R2-S5, 18.4R3;
  • 19.1 versions prior to 19.1R1-S4, 19.1R2-S2, 19.1R3;
  • 19.2 versions prior to 19.2R1-S5, 19.2R2;
  • 19.3 versions prior to 19.3R2.

This issue does not affect Junos OS with FreeBSD 6, for example Junos OS 15.1X49.

To verifiy which FreeBSD version is used in Junos OS, the administrator can use the following commands:

user&device> start shell
% sysctl kern.osreldate
kern.osreldate: 601000 <-- start with 6, this is FreeBSD6 base (6.1)
user&device> start shell
% sysctl kern.osreldate
kern.osreldate: 1001510 <-- start with 10, FreeBSD10 base.

Please refer to for an alternative method to check the FreeBSD version.

The examples of minimum config stanza affected by this issue:


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

This issue has been assigned CVE-2019-5610.


The following software releases have been updated to resolve this specific issue: 15.1R7-S7, 16.1R7-S8, 17.2R3-S4, 17.2X75-D45, 17.3R3-S8, 17.4R2-S12, 17.4R3, 18.1R3-S9, 18.2R3-S6, 18.2X75-D34, 18.2X75-D420, 18.2X75-D53, 18.2X75-D60, 18.3R2-S3, 18.3R3-S1, 18.4R1-S5, 18.4R2-S5, 18.4R2-S6, 18.4R3, 19.1R1-S4, 19.1R2-S2, 19.1R3, 19.2R1-S5, 19.2R2, 19.3R2, 19.4R1 and all subsequent releases.

This issue is being tracked as 1453683.

Disable SNMP (disabled by default), utilize edge filtering with source-address validation (uRPF, etc.), access control lists (ACLs), and/or SNMPv3 authentication to limit access to the device only from trusted hosts.
Software releases or updates are available for download at
Modification History:
2020-10-14: Initial Publication.
2021-01-25: Affected before/ resolved in releases from 17.4R3-S3 updated to 17.4R3.
CVSS Score:
6.5 (CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:L)
Severity Level:
Severity Assessment:
Information for how Juniper Networks uses CVSS can be found at KB 16446 "Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) and Juniper's Security Advisories."

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