This security advisory describes one low risk vulnerability.
Exploit availability: NoDescription
The vulnerability allows a local user to execute arbitrary shell commands on the target system.
The vulnerability exists due to improper input validation in install package validation subsystem. A local user can abuse the
request system software add validate-on-host CLI command and execute arbitrary OS commands with root privileges.
Install updates from vendor's website.Vulnerable software versions
Juniper Junos OS: before 17.3R3-S10, 17.4R2-S12, 17.4R3-S3, 18.1R3-S11, 18.2R2-S8, 18.2R3-S6, 18.2X75-D34, 18.3R3-S4, 18.4R1-S8, 18.4R2-S7, 18.4R3-S6, 19.1R1-S6, 19.1R2-S2, 19.1R3-S3, 19.2R3-S1, 19.3R2-S5, 19.3R3-S1, 19.4R2-S2, 19.4R3-S1, 20.1R2, 20.2R1-S2, 20.2R2, 20.3R1-S1, 20.3R2, 20.4R1CPE
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?
No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.