ESB-2018.0511 - [Linux] AppFormix: Root compromise - Remote/unauthenticated 2018-02-21

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               Critical vulnerability addressed in AppFormix
                             21 February 2018


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           AppFormix
Publisher:         Juniper Networks
Operating System:  Linux variants
Impact/Access:     Root Compromise -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2018-0015  

Original Bulletin:

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2018-02 Security Bulletin: AppFormix: Debug Shell Command Execution in 
AppFormix Agent (CVE-2018-0015)

Product Affected:
This issue affects AppFormix versions 2.7, 2.11, and 2.15

A malicious user with unrestricted access to the AppFormix application management 
platform may be able to access a Python debug console and execute system commands 
with root privilege.  The AppFormix Agent exposes the debug console on a host 
where AppFormix Agent is executing.  If the host is executing AppFormix Agent, 
an attacker may access the debug console and execute Python commands with root 

Affected AppFormix releases are:

    All versions of 2.7;
    2.11 versions prior to 2.11.3;
    2.15 versions prior to 2.15.2.

Juniper SIRT is not aware of any malicious exploitation of this vulnerability, 
however, the issue has been seen in a production network.

No other Juniper Networks products or platforms are affected by this issue.

This issue has been assigned CVE-2018-0015.
The following software releases have been updated to resolve this specific issue: 
AppFormix v2.11.3, v2.15.2, and all subsequent releases.

KB16765 – "In which releases are vulnerabilities fixed?" describes which release 
vulnerabilities are fixed as per our End of Engineering and End of Life support 
Follow security best current practices (BCPs) to limit the exploitable attack 
surface of critical infrastructure networking equipment. Use access lists or 
firewall filters to limit access to well known ports on the platform, and only 
from trusted, administrative networks or hosts.
How to obtain fixed software:

Software release Service Packages are available at 
from the "Download Software" links. 
Modification History:

2018-02-20: Initial publication

Related Links:

    KB16613: Overview of the Juniper Networks SIRT Quarterly Security Bulletin 
    Publication Process

    KB16765: In which releases are vulnerabilities fixed?

    KB16446: Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) and Juniper's Security 

    Report a Vulnerability - How to Contact the Juniper Networks Security 
    Incident Response Team

    CVE-2018-0015: Debug Shell Command Execution in AppFormix Agent 

CVSS Score:
9.8 (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Risk Level:

Risk Assessment:
A malicious user with unrestricted access to the platform will be able to execute 
system commands with root access.

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