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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
JSA11079 - 2020-10 Security Bulletin: Junos OS: SRX1500, vSRX, SRX4K,
NFX150: Denial of service vulnerability executing local CLI
16 October 2020
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Junos OS
Publisher: Juniper Networks
Operating System: Juniper
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Existing Account
Denial of Service -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2020-1682
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2020-10 Security Bulletin: Junos OS: SRX1500, vSRX, SRX4K, NFX150: Denial of service vulnerability executing local CLI command (CVE-2020-1682)
Article ID : JSA11079
Last Updated: 14 Oct 2020
Version : 3.0
This issue affects Junos OS 15.1X49, 17.4, 18.1, 18.2, 18.3, 18.4, 19.1, 19.2.
Affected platforms: NFX150, SRX1500, SRX4100, SRX4200, vSRX.
An input validation vulnerability exists in Juniper Networks Junos OS, allowing
an attacker to crash the srxpfe process, causing a Denial of Service (DoS)
through the use of specific maintenance commands. The srxpfe process restarts
automatically, but continuous execution of the commands could lead to an
extended Denial of Service condition.
This issue only affects the SRX1500, SRX4100, SRX4200, NFX150, and vSRX-based
platforms. No other products or platforms are affected by this vulnerability.
This issue affects the following versions of Juniper Networks Junos OS:
o 15.1X49 versions prior to 15.1X49-D220;
o 17.4 versions prior to 17.4R3-S3;
o 18.1 versions prior to 18.1R3-S11;
o 18.2 versions prior to 18.2R3-S5;
o 18.3 versions prior to 18.3R2-S4, 18.3R3-S3;
o 18.4 versions prior to 18.4R2-S5, 18.4R3-S4;
o 19.1 versions prior to 19.1R3-S2;
o 19.2 versions prior to 19.2R1-S5, 19.2R3.
This issue does not affect Junos OS 19.3 or any subsequent version.
Juniper SIRT is not aware of any malicious exploitation of this vulnerability.
This issue was discovered during external security research.
This issue has been assigned CVE-2020-1682 .
The following software releases have been updated to resolve this specific
issue: Junos OS 15.1X49-D220, 17.4R3-S3, 18.1R3-S11, 18.2R3-S5, 18.3R2-S4,
18.3R3-S3, 18.4R2-S5, 18.4R3-S4, 19.1R3-S2, 19.2R1-S5, and 19.2R3.
Note: This fix has also been proactively committed into other releases that
might not be vulnerable to this issue.
This issue is being tracked as 1486905 .
Use access lists or firewall filters to limit access to the device only from
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."
Juniper SIRT would like to acknowledge and thank The UK's National Cyber
Security Centre (NCSC) for responsibly reporting this vulnerability.
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