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2021-10 Security Bulletin: Junos OS: A local authenticated attacker can cause RPD to core (CVE-2021-31377)

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Article ID: JSA11242 SECURITY_ADVISORIES Last Updated: 13 Oct 2021Version: 2.0
Product Affected:
This issue affects Junos OS 15.1, 17.3, 17.4, 18.1, 18.2, 18.3, 18.4, 19.1, 19.2, 19.3, 19.4, 20.1, 20.2, 20.3, 20.4.
Problem:

An Incorrect Permission Assignment for Critical Resource vulnerability of a certain file in the filesystem of Junos OS allows a local authenticated attacker to cause routing process daemon (RPD) to crash and restart, causing a Denial of Service (DoS).

Repeated actions by the attacker will create a sustained Denial of Service (DoS) condition.

This issue affects:

Juniper Networks Junos OS:

  • 15.1 versions prior to 15.1R7-S9;
  • 17.3 versions prior to 17.3R3-S12;
  • 17.4 versions prior to 17.4R2-S13, 17.4R3-S5;
  • 18.1 versions prior to 18.1R3-S13;
  • 18.2 versions prior to 18.2R3-S8;
  • 18.3 versions prior to 18.3R3-S5;
  • 18.4 versions prior to 18.4R2-S8, 18.4R3-S7;
  • 19.1 versions prior to 19.1R2-S3, 19.1R3-S5;
  • 19.2 versions prior to 19.2R3-S2;
  • 19.3 versions prior to 19.3R2-S6, 19.3R3-S2;
  • 19.4 versions prior to 19.4R1-S4, 19.4R2-S4, 19.4R3-S2;
  • 20.1 versions prior to 20.1R2-S2, 20.1R3;
  • 20.2 versions prior to 20.2R2-S3, 20.2R3;
  • 20.3 versions prior to 20.3R3;
  • 20.4 versions prior to 20.4R1-S1, 20.4R2.

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-2021-31377.

Solution:

The following software releases have been updated to resolve this specific issue: 15.1R7-S9, 17.3R3-S12, 17.4R2-S13, 17.4R3-S5, 18.1R3-S13, 18.2R3-S8, 18.3R3-S5, 18.4R2-S8, 18.4R3-S7, 19.1R3-S5, 19.2R3-S2, 19.3R2-S6, 19.3R3-S2, 19.4R1-S4, 19.4R2-S4, 19.4R3-S2, 20.1R2-S2, 20.1R3, 20.2R2-S3, 20.2R3, 20.3R3, 20.4R1-S1, 20.4R2, 21.1R1, and all subsequent releases.

This issue is being tracked as 1543261.

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.

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