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2021-07 Security Bulletin: Junos OS Evolved: Specially crafted packets may cause the AFT manager process to crash and restart (CVE-2021-0286)

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Article ID: JSA11188 SECURITY_ADVISORIES Last Updated: 14 Jul 2021Version: 2.0
Product Affected:
This issue affects all versions of Junos OS Evolved.
Problem:

A vulnerability in the handling of exceptional conditions in Juniper Networks Junos OS Evolved (EVO) allows an attacker to send specially crafted packets to the device, causing the Advanced Forwarding Toolkit manager (evo-aftmand-bt or evo-aftmand-zx) process to crash and restart, impacting all traffic going through the FPC, resulting in a Denial of Service (DoS). Continued receipt and processing of these packets will create a sustained Denial of Service (DoS) condition.

Following messages will be logged prior to the crash:

Feb 2 10:14:39 fpc0 evo-aftmand-bt[16263]: [Error] Nexthop: Failed to get fwd nexthop for nexthop:32710470974358 label:1089551617 for session:18 probe:35
Feb 2 10:14:39 fpc0 evo-aftmand-bt[16263]: [Error] Nexthop: Failed to get fwd nexthop for nexthop:19241453497049 label:1089551617 for session:18 probe:37
Feb 2 10:14:39 fpc0 evo-aftmand-bt[16263]: [Error] Nexthop: Failed to get fwd nexthop for nexthop:19241453497049 label:1089551617 for session:18 probe:44
Feb 2 10:14:39 fpc0 evo-aftmand-bt[16263]: [Error] Nexthop: Failed to get fwd nexthop for nexthop:32710470974358 label:1089551617 for session:18 probe:47
Feb 2 10:14:39 fpc0 audit[16263]: ANOM_ABEND auid=4294967295 uid=0 gid=0 ses=4294967295 pid=16263 comm="EvoAftManBt-mai" exe="/usr/sbin/evo-aftmand-bt" sig=11
Feb 2 10:14:39 fpc0 kernel: audit: type=1701 audit(1612260879.272:17): auid=4294967295 uid=0 gid=0 ses=4294967295 pid=16263 comm="EvoAftManBt-mai" exe="/usr/sbin/evo-aftmand-bt" sig=1


This issue affects Juniper Networks Junos OS Evolved:

  • All versions prior to 20.4R2-EVO;
  • 21.1 versions prior to 21.1R2-EVO.


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

This issue was seen during production usage.

This issue has been assigned CVE-2021-0286.
 

Solution:

The following software releases have been updated to resolve this specific issue: Junos OS Evolved 20.4R2-EVO, 21.1R2-EVO, 21.2R1-EVO, and all subsequent releases.

This issue is being tracked as 1572969.
 

Workaround:
There are no viable workarounds for this issue.
 
Implementation:
Software releases or updates are available for download at https://support.juniper.net/support/downloads/
 
Modification History:
2021-07-14: Initial Publication.

CVSS Score:
7.5 (CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)
Severity Level:
High
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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