Privilege escalation in Juniper Junos OS



Published: 2021-01-14
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2021-0218
CWE ID CWE-78
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Juniper Junos OS
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

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Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one low risk vulnerability.

1) OS Command Injection

Risk: Low

CVSSv3: 6.8 [CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-0218

CWE-ID: CWE-78 - Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in an OS Command ('OS Command Injection')

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to improper input validation in the license-check daemon. A local user can execute the request system license update CLI command and execute arbitrary OS commands with elevated privileges.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Juniper Junos OS: before 17.3R3-S9, 17.4R2-S12, 17.4R3-S3, 18.1R3-S11, 18.2R3-S6, 18.3R3-S4, 18.4R3-S6, 19.1R1-S6, 19.1R2-S2, 19.1R3-S3, 19.2R3-S1, 19.3R2-S5, 19.3R3, 19.4R2-S2, 19.4R3, 20.1R1-S4, 20.1R2, 20.2R1-S2, 20.2R2, 20.3R1

CPE External links

https://kb.juniper.net/InfoCenter/index?page=content&id=JSA11108&cat=SIRT_1&actp=LIST

Q & A

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.



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