#VU59595 Resource exhaustion

Published: 2022-01-13

Vulnerability identifier: #VU59595

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 6.5 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-22159


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Juniper Junos OS
Operating systems & Components / Operating system



The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due to resource exhaustion in the NETISR network queue functionality. A remote attacker can send specially crafted packets over an IPv4 unicast routing equal-cost multi-path (ECMP) unilist selection and force the routing protocol daemon (rpd) to consume all available CPU resources.

Continued receipt and processing of these packets will create a sustained Denial of Service (DoS) condition.

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Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

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

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