Juniper NetScreen ScreenOS Discloses Firmware Version Information to Remote Users
SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1022123|
SecurityTracker URL: http://securitytracker.com/id/1022123
(Links to External Site)
Date: Apr 27 2009
Disclosure of system information|
Fix Available: Yes Vendor Confirmed: Yes Exploit Included: Yes |
Version(s): prior to versions 6.2.0r2.0, 6.2R2, and 5.4.0r12|
A vulnerability was reported in Juniper NetScreen ScreenOS. A remote user can determine the active ScreenOS version number.|
A remote user can request the 'about.html' file from the web interface to determine the version number and patch level of the firmware running on the target device.
The vendor was notified on March 22, 2009.
Richard Brain of ProCheckUp Ltd (www.procheckup.com) reported this vulnerability.
A remote user can determine the firmware version number.|
The vendor has issued a fix (6.2.0r2.0, 6.2R2, and 5.4.0r12).|
No vendor advisory was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL: www.juniper.net/ (Links to External Site)
Access control error|
Source Message Contents
Subject: Juniper Advisory|
PR09-05: ScreenOS remote information disclosure on Juniper Netscreen ScreenOS Firewalls
Vulnerability found: 22nd March 2009
Vendor informed: 22nd March 2009
Severity: Low (information disclosure)
By simply requesting the about.html file, the firewall returns the version of ScreenOS and patch level used and the feature set.
No authentication is needed to retrieve this information on the firewall's OS. It is common to find exposed ScreenOS WebUI firewall
management front-ends on the Internet, attackers might use the exposed information to carry out targeted attacks knowing the version
and patch level of the firmware used.
Successfully tested on:
Juniper Networks SSG 320 ScreenOS Version: 6.2.0r1.0
Juniper Networks netscreen SSG 520 ScreenOS Version:6.1.0r1.0
Juniper Networks netscreen 208 ScreenOS Version: 5.4.0r10.0
Proof of concept:
Juniper Networks, Inc.
Version: 6.2.0r1.0 (Firewall+VPN)
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A remote attacker could recover information with regards to the target site's operating system version and patch level.
This kind of information might be useful to attackers in certain scenarios. i.e.: when attempting to exploit published
vulnerabilities in a outdated version of ScreenOS.
Ensure that the firewall's management interface is disabled on the Internet connected interface, by disabling WeBUI within service
options on the Internet connected interface.
Juniper Networks have released the 6.2.0r2.0, 6.2R2 and 5.4.0r12 software updates on the 8th April 2009 which solves the issue.
Juniper stated that no security advisory is needed to be released due to the low CVSS score of the vulnerability, and Juniper knew
of the issue already.
Procheckup found this issue affected different Juniper firewall firmware, going back to at least 2006.
Credits: Richard Brain of ProCheckUp Ltd (www.procheckup.com)
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