CVE-2021-0272

Description


A kernel memory leak in QFX10002-32Q, QFX10002-60C, QFX10002-72Q, QFX10008, QFX10016 devices Flexible PIC Concentrators (FPCs) on Juniper Networks Junos OS allows an attacker to send genuine packets destined to the device to cause a Denial of Service (DoS) to the device. On QFX10002-32Q, QFX10002-60C, QFX10002-72Q devices the device will crash and restart. On QFX10008, QFX10016 devices, depending on the number of FPCs involved in an attack, one more more FPCs may crash and traffic through the device may be degraded in other ways, until the attack traffic stops. A reboot is required to restore service and clear the kernel memory. Continued receipt and processing of these genuine packets will create a sustained Denial of Service (DoS) condition. On QFX10008, QFX10016 devices, an indicator of compromise may be the existence of DCPFE core files. You can also monitor PFE memory utilization for incremental growth: [email protected]:0% cprod -A fpc0 -c "show heap 0" | grep -i ke 0 3788a1b0 3221225048 2417120656 804104392 24 Kernel [email protected]:0% cprod -A fpc0 -c "show heap 0" | grep -i ke 0 3788a1b0 3221225048 2332332200 888892848 27 Kernel This issue affects: Juniper Networks Junos OS on QFX10002-32Q, QFX10002-60C, QFX10002-72Q, QFX10008, QFX10016: 16.1 versions 16.1R1 and above prior to 17.3 versions prior to 17.3R3-S9; 17.4 versions prior to 17.4R3-S2; 18.1 versions prior to 18.1R3-S11; 18.2 versions prior to 18.2R3-S5; 18.3 versions prior to 18.3R3-S3; 18.4 versions prior to 18.4R2-S5, 18.4R3-S4; 19.1 versions prior to 19.1R3-S2; 19.2 versions prior to 19.2R3; 19.3 versions prior to 19.3R3; 19.4 versions prior to 19.4R3; 20.1 versions prior to 20.1R2. This issue does not affect releases prior to Junos OS 16.1R1. This issue does not affect EX Series devices. This issue does not affect Junos OS Evolved.

CvssV3 impact


Version

3.1

VectorString

CVSS:3.1/AV:A/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

AttackVector

ADJACENT_NETWORK

AttackComplexity

LOW

PrivilegesRequired

NONE

UserInteraction

NONE

Scope

UNCHANGED

ConfidentialityImpact

NONE

IntegrityImpact

NONE

AvailabilityImpact

HIGH

BaseScore

6.5

BaseSeverity

MEDIUM

CvssV2 impact


AccessComplexity

LOW

ConfidentialityImpact

NONE

AvailabilityImpact

COMPLETE

IntegrityImpact

NONE

BaseScore

6.1

VectorString

AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Version

2.0

AccessVector

ADJACENT_NETWORK

Authentication

NONE