Junos OS EX Series Improper Privilege Management Vulnerability

Summary

Veriexec is a kernel-based file integrity subsystem in Junos OS that ensures only authorized binaries are able to be executed. Due to a flaw in specific versions of Junos OS, affecting specific EX Series platforms, the Veriexec subsystem will fail to initialize, in essence disabling file integrity checking. This may allow a locally authenticated user with shell access to install untrusted executable images, and elevate privileges to gain full control of the system.

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The original article can be found at:https://kb.juniper.net/JSA10978


Details

During the installation of an affected version of Junos OS are installed, the following messages will be logged to the console: Initializing Verified Exec: /sbin/veriexec: Undefined symbol “__aeabi_uidiv” /sbin/veriexec: Undefined symbol “__aeabi_uidiv” /sbin/veriexec: Undefined symbol “__aeabi_uidiv” veriexec: /.mount/packages/db/os-kernel-prd-arm-32-20190221.70c2600_builder_stable_11/boot/brcm-hr3.dtb: Authentication error veriexec: /.mount/packages/db/os-kernel-prd-arm-32-20190221.70c2600_builder_stable_11/boot/contents.izo: Authentication error … This issue affects Juniper Networks Junos OS: 18.1R3-S4 on EX2300, EX2300-C and EX3400; 18.3R1-S3 on EX2300, EX2300-C and EX3400.

Vulnerable Systems:

Junos OS EX Series

CVE Information:

CVE-2019-0071

Disclosure Timeline:
Published Date:10/09/2019