Denial of service in Juniper Networks Junos OS on PTX Series



Published: 2021-10-14
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2021-31367
CWE-ID CWE-401
Exploitation vector Local network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Juniper Junos OS
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

PTX Series
Hardware solutions / Firmware

Vendor Juniper Networks, Inc.

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Memory leak

EUVDB-ID: #VU57359

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 5.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:A/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-31367

CWE-ID: CWE-401 - Improper Release of Memory Before Removing Last Reference ('Memory Leak')

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform DoS attack on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due memory leak in the Packet Forwarding Engine (PFE). A remote attacker on the local network can force the application to leak memory and perform denial of service attack.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Juniper Junos OS: 18.4R1, 18.4R1-S1, 18.4R1-S2, 18.4R1-S3, 18.4R1-S4, 18.4R1-S5, 18.4R1-S6, 18.4R1-S7, 18.4R1-S8, 18.4R2, 18.4R2-S1, 18.4R2-S2, 18.4R2-S3, 18.4R2-S4, 18.4R2-S5, 18.4R2-S6, 18.4R2-S7, 18.4R2-S8, 18.4R2-S9, 18.4R3, 18.4R3-S1, 18.4R3-S2, 18.4R3-S3, 18.4R3-S4, 18.4R3-S5, 18.4R3-S6, 18.4R3-S7, 18.4R3-S8, 19.1R, 19.1R1, 19.1R1-S1, 19.1R1-S2, 19.1R1-S3, 19.1R1-S4, 19.1R1-S5, 19.1R1-S6, 19.1R2, 19.1R2-S1, 19.1R2-S2, 19.1R2-S3, 19.1R3, 19.1R3-S1, 19.1R3-S2, 19.1R3-S3, 19.1R3-S4, 19.1R3-S5, 19.1R3-S6, 19.2R1, 19.2R1-S1, 19.2R1-S2, 19.2R1-S3, 19.2R1-S4, 19.2R1-S5, 19.2R1-S6, 19.2R2, 19.2R2-S1, 19.2R3, 19.2R3-S1, 19.2R3-S2, 19.3R1, 19.3R1-S1, 19.3R2, 19.3R2-S1, 19.3R2-S2, 19.3R2-S3, 19.3R2-S4, 19.3R2-S5, 19.3R3, 19.3R3-S1, 19.3R3-S2, 19.4R1, 19.4R1-S1, 19.4R1-S2, 19.4R1-S3, 19.4R2, 19.4R2-S1, 19.4R2-S2, 19.4R2-S3, 19.4R2-S4, 19.4R2-S5, 19.4R3, 19.4R3-S1, 19.4R3-S2, 19.4R3-S3, 19.4R3-S4, 19.4R3-S5, 20.1R1, 20.1R1-S1, 20.1R1-S2, 20.1R1-S3, 20.1R1-S4, 20.1R2, 20.1R2-S1, 20.2R1, 20.2R1-S1, 20.2R1-S2, 20.2R1-S3, 20.2R2, 20.2R2-S1, 20.2R2-S2, 20.2R2-S3, 20.2R3, 20.3R1, 20.3R1-S1, 20.3R1-S2, 20.3R2, 20.3R2-S1, 20.4R1, 20.4R1-S1, 20.4R2, 20.4R2-S1, 20.4R2-S2, 21.1R1, 21.1R1-S1

PTX Series: All versions

CPE2.3 External links

http://kb.juniper.net/InfoCenter/index?page=content&id=JSA11229&cat=SIRT_1&actp=LIST

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the local network (LAN).

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.



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