#VU57358 Race condition

Published: 2021-10-14

Vulnerability identifier: #VU57358

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 4.1 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-0298


Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Hardware solutions / Firmware
Hardware solutions / Firmware
Junos OS Evolved
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor: Juniper Networks, Inc.


The vulnerability allows a local user to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due to a race condition in the "show chassis pic" command. A local user can exploit the race and cause a denial of service condition on the system.

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Vulnerable software versions

PTX10008​: All versions

PTX10003: All versions

Junos OS Evolved: before 20.1R2-EVO, 20.2R1-EVO


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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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