Date: 20 May 2014
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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
2014-05 Security Bulletin: NSM: Remote code execution
20 May 2014
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Juniper NSMXpress
Publisher: Juniper Networks
Operating System: Juniper
Impact/Access: Root Compromise -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2014-3411
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2014-05 Security Bulletin: NSM: Remote code execution vulnerability
Security Advisories ID: JSA10625
Last Updated: 14 May 2014
NSM3000, NSMExpress platforms and NSM software releases
A vulnerability in the NSM XDB service on devices with NSM versions prior to
2012.2R8 may allow a remote unauthenticated attacker to run arbitrary code
with root privileges on the device. Compromise of the NSM device may allow
an attacker to gain control of other devices managed by NSM.
This issue was discovered by an external security researcher.
Juniper SIRT is not aware of any malicious exploitation of this vulnerability.
No other Juniper Networks products or platforms are affected by this issue.
This issue has been assigned CVE-2014-3411.
The following software releases have been updated to resolve this specific
NSM 2012.2R8 and all subsequent releases (i.e. all releases built after
This issue is being tracked as PR 965082 and is visible on the Customer Support
KB16765 - "In which releases are vulnerabilities fixed?" describes which
release vulnerabilities are fixed as per our End of Engineering and End of
Life support policies.
Use access lists or firewall filters to limit access to the NSM device only
from trusted hosts. Please refer to KB25681.
NSM Software releases are available from
KB16613: Overview of the Juniper Networks SIRT Monthly 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
KB25681: Hardening NSM using IPTables
We consider this to be a critical issue. A remote network based attacker can
get complete access to NSM or other devices managed by NSM.
Juniper SIRT would like to acknowledge an anonymous researcher working with HP
TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) for responsibly reporting this
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