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2021-04 Security Bulletin: Paragon Active Assurance: Authentication bypass vulnerability (CVE-2021-0232)



Article ID: JSA11127 SECURITY_ADVISORIES Last Updated: 14 Apr 2021Version: 1.0
Product Affected:
This issue affects all versions of Paragon Active Assurance prior to 2.35.6, 2.36 versions prior to 2.36.2. Affected platforms: Paragon Active Assurance Control Center.

An authentication bypass vulnerability in the Juniper Networks Paragon Active Assurance Control Center may allow an attacker with specific information about the deployment to mimic an already registered Test Agent and access its configuration including associated inventory details. If the issue occurs, the affected Test Agent will not be able to connect to the Control Center.

This issue affects Juniper Networks Paragon Active Assurance Control Center:

  • All versions prior to 2.35.6;
  • 2.36 versions prior to 2.36.2.

This issue was found during internal product security testing or research.

This issue has been assigned CVE-2021-0232.


The following software releases have been updated to resolve this specific issue: 2.35.6, 2.36.2, 3.0.0 and all subsequent releases.

This issue is being tracked as NF-5939.


All “register-only” users in the system can be removed until software upgrade.

Software releases or updates are available for download at
Modification History:
2021-04-14: Initial Publication.
CVSS Score:
7.4 (CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:H)
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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