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Category:   Device (Router/Bridge/Hub)  >   Juniper Junos Vendors:   Juniper
Juniper Junos Commit Script Error Lets Local Physically Local Users Obtain Root Privileges in Certain Cases
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1040186
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1040186
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-0008   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 15 2018
Impact:   Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 12.1X46, 12.3X48, 14.1, 14.1X53, 14.2, 15.1, 15.1X49, 15.1X53, 16.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Juniper Junos. A physically local user can obtain root privileges on the target system in certain cases.

A physically local user on the console can gain root access without authenticating after an authenticated administrator has run a commit script containing certain instructions and the system reboots into a "safe mode" authentication state.

The vendor has assigned PR 1179601 to this vulnerability.

Impact:   A physically local user can obtain root privileges on the target system in certain cases.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (12.1X46-D71, 12.3X48-D55, 14.1R9, 14.1X53-D40, 14.2R7-S9, 14.2R8, 15.1F5-S7, 15.1F6-S8, 15.1R5-S6, 15.1R6, 15.1X49-D110, 15.1X53-D49, 15.1X53-D470, 15.1X53-D232, 15.1X53-D65, 16.1R2, 16.2R1).

The vendor advisory is available at:

https://kb.juniper.net/InfoCenter/index?page=content&id=JSA10835

Vendor URL:  kb.juniper.net/InfoCenter/index?page=content&id=JSA10835 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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