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JSA11047 - 2020-10 Security Bulletin: FreeBSD-SA-19:20.bsnmp : Insufficient
message length validation in bsnmp library (CVE-2019-5610)
15 October 2020
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Junos OS
Publisher: Juniper Networks
Operating System: Juniper
Impact/Access: Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Access Confidential Data -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2019-5610
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2020-10 Security Bulletin: FreeBSD-SA-19:20.bsnmp :
Insufficient message length validation in bsnmp library (CVE-2019-5610)
Article ID : JSA11047
Last Updated: 14 Oct 2020
Version : 1.0
This issue affects Junos OS 15.1, 16.1, 17.2, 17.2X75, 17.3, 17.4, 18.1, 18.2,
18.2X75, 18.3, 18.4, 19.1, 19.2, 19.3.
The bsnmp software library is a SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol)
implementation included with Juniper Networks Junos OS for the snmpd process.
A programming error allows a remote user to read unrelated data or trigger a
snmpd process crash.
This issue affects Juniper Networks Junos OS
o 15.1 versions prior to 15.1R7-S7;
o 16.1 versions prior to 16.1R7-S8;
o 17.2 versions prior to 17.2R3-S4;
o 17.2X75 versions prior to 17.2X75-D45;
o 17.3 versions prior to 17.3R3-S8;
o 17.4 versions prior to 17.4R2-S12, 17.4R3-S3;
o 18.1 versions prior to 18.1R3-S9;
o 18.2 versions prior to 18.2R3-S6;
o 18.2X75 versions prior to 18.2X75-D34, 18.2X75-D420, 18.2X75-D53,
o 18.3 versions prior to 18.3R2-S3, 18.3R3-S1;
o 18.4 versions prior to 18.4R1-S5, 18.4R2-S5, 18.4R3;
o 19.1 versions prior to 19.1R1-S4, 19.1R2-S2, 19.1R3;
o 19.2 versions prior to 19.2R1-S5, 19.2R2;
o 19.3 versions prior to 19.3R2.
This issue does not affect Junos OS with FreeBSD 6, for example Junos OS
To verifiy which FreeBSD version is used in Junos OS, the administrator can use
the following commands:
user&device> start shell
% sysctl kern.osreldate
kern.osreldate: 601000 <-- start with 6, this is FreeBSD6 base (6.1)
user&device> start shell
% sysctl kern.osreldate
kern.osreldate: 1001510 <-- start with 10, FreeBSD10 base.
Please refer to https://kb.juniper.net/KB31678 for an alternative method to
check the FreeBSD version.
The examples of minimum config stanza affected by this issue:
Juniper SIRT is not aware of any malicious exploitation of this vulnerability.
This issue has been assigned CVE-2019-5610 .
The following software releases have been updated to resolve this specific
issue: 15.1R7-S7, 16.1R7-S8, 17.2R3-S4, 17.2X75-D45, 17.3R3-S8, 17.4R2-S12,
17.4R3-S3, 18.1R3-S9, 18.2R3-S6, 18.2X75-D34, 18.2X75-D420, 18.2X75-D53,
18.2X75-D60, 18.3R2-S3, 18.3R3-S1, 18.4R1-S5, 18.4R2-S5, 18.4R2-S6, 18.4R3,
19.1R1-S4, 19.1R2-S2, 19.1R3, 19.2R1-S5, 19.2R2, 19.3R2, 19.4R1 and all
This issue is being tracked as 1453683 .
Disable SNMP (disabled by default), utilize edge filtering with source-address
validation (uRPF, etc.), access control lists (ACLs), and/or SNMPv3
authentication to limit access to the device only from trusted hosts.
Software releases or updates are available for download at https://
2020-10-14: Initial Publication.
Information for how Juniper Networks uses CVSS can be found at KB 16446 "Common
Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) and Juniper's Security Advisories."
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