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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Junos OS Evolved: PTX Series: An attacker can cause a kernel panic by
sending a malformed TCP packet to the device (CVE-2022-22192)
8 November 2022
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Junos OS Evolved
Publisher: Juniper Networks
Operating System: Juniper
CVE Names: CVE-2022-22192
Comment: CVSS (Max): 7.5 CVE-2022-22192 (CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)
CVSS Source: NVD
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Article ID: JSA69915
Product Affected: This issue affects Junos OS Evolved 20.4-EVO, 21.3-EVO,
21.4-EVO, 22.1-EVO. Affected platforms: PTX10004, PTX10008, PTX10016.
Severity Level: High
CVSS Score: 7.5 (CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)
An Improper Validation of Syntactic Correctness of Input vulnerability in the
kernel of Juniper Networks Junos OS Evolved on PTX series allows a
network-based, unauthenticated attacker to cause a Denial of Service (DoS).
When an incoming TCP packet destined to the device is malformed there is a
possibility of a kernel panic. Only TCP packets destined to the ports for BGP,
LDP and MSDP can trigger this.
This issue only affects PTX10004, PTX10008, PTX10016. No other PTX Series
devices or other platforms are affected.
This issue affects Juniper Networks Junos OS Evolved:
20.4-EVO versions prior to 20.4R3-S4-EVO;
21.3-EVO versions prior to 21.3R3-EVO;
21.4-EVO versions prior to 21.4R3-EVO;
22.1-EVO versions prior to 22.1R2-EVO.
This issue does not affect Juniper Networks Junos OS Evolved versions prior to
Juniper SIRT is not aware of any malicious exploitation of this vulnerability.
This issue was seen during production usage.
This issue has been assigned CVE-2022-22192.
The following Junos OS Evolved software releases have been updated to resolve
this specific issue: 20.4R3-S4-EVO, 21.4R3-EVO, 22.1R2-EVO, 22.2R1-EVO, and all
This issue is being tracked as 1663201 which is visible on the Customer Support
Note: Juniper SIRT's policy is not to evaluate releases which are beyond End of
Engineering (EOE) or End of Life (EOL).
Software Releases, patches and updates are available at
There are no known workarounds for this issue.
Information for how Juniper Networks uses CVSS can be found at KB 16446 "Common
Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) and Juniper's Security Advisories."
2022-10-12: Initial Publication
KB16613: Overview of the Juniper Networks SIRT Quarterly Security Bulletin
KB16765: In which releases are vulnerabilities fixed?
KB16446: Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) and Juniper's Security
Report a Security Vulnerability - How to Contact the Juniper Networks
Security Incident Response Team
Last Updated: 2022-10-12
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