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2021-10 Security Bulletin: Junos OS: SRX Series: Persistent XSS vulnerability in J-Web (CVE-2021-31373)

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Article ID: JSA11238 SECURITY_ADVISORIES Last Updated: 13 Oct 2021Version: 1.0
Product Affected:
This issue affects Junos OS 18.2, 18.3, 18.4, 19.1, 19.2, 19.3, 19.4, 20.1, 20.2, 20.3. Affected platforms: SRX Series.
Problem:

A persistent Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability in Juniper Networks Junos OS on SRX Series, J-Web interface may allow a remote authenticated user to inject persistent and malicious scripts. An attacker can exploit this vulnerability to steal sensitive data and credentials from a web administration session, or hijack another user's active session to perform administrative actions.

This issue affects:

Juniper Networks Junos OS on SRX Series:

  • 18.2 versions prior to 18.2R3-S8;
  • 18.3 versions prior to 18.3R3-S5;
  • 18.4 versions prior to 18.4R3-S8;
  • 19.1 versions prior to 19.1R3-S5;
  • 19.2 versions prior to 19.2R1-S7, 19.2R3-S3;
  • 19.3 versions prior to 19.3R2-S6, 19.3R3-S3;
  • 19.4 versions prior to 19.4R1-S4, 19.4R2-S4, 19.4R3-S3;
  • 20.1 versions prior to 20.1R2-S2, 20.1R3;
  • 20.2 versions prior to 20.2R3-S1;
  • 20.3 versions prior to 20.3R2-S1, 20.3R3.

The examples of the config stanza affected by this issue:

[system services web-management]
[system services web-management https]

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-2021-31373.

Solution:

The following software releases have been updated to resolve this specific issue: 18.2R3-S8, 18.3R3-S5, 18.4R3-S8, 19.1R3-S5, 19.2R1-S7, 19.2R3-S3, 19.3R2-S6, 19.3R3-S3, 19.4R1-S4, 19.4R2-S4, 19.4R3-S3, 20.1R2-S2, 20.1R3, 20.2R3-S1, 20.3R2-S1, 20.3R3, 20.4R1, and all subsequent releases.

This issue is being tracked as 1460162.

Workaround:

To reduce the risk of exploitation of this issue, use access lists or firewall filters to limit access to only trusted administrative networks, hosts and users.

Alternatively, J-Web can be disabled.

Implementation:
Software releases or updates are available for download at https://support.juniper.net/support/downloads/
Modification History:
2021-10-13: Initial Publication.
CVSS Score:
8.0 (CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/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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