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Critical Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in Junos OS [CVE-2024-21591]

An out-of-bounds write vulnerability in J-Web of Juniper Networks Junos OS SRX Series and EX Series allows an unauthenticated, network-based attacker to cause a Denial of Service (DoS), or Remote Code Execution (RCE) and obtain root privileges on an affected device.

The vulnerability, assigned CVE-2024-21591, has a CVSSv3 score of 9.8 and is caused by use of an insecure function allowing an attacker to overwrite arbitrary memory.

This issue affects Juniper Networks Junos OS SRX Series and EX Series:

Junos OS versions earlier than 20.4R3-S9;
Junos OS 21.2 versions earlier than 21.2R3-S7;
Junos OS 21.3 versions earlier than 21.3R3-S5;
Junos OS 21.4 versions earlier than 21.4R3-S5;
Junos OS 22.1 versions earlier than 22.1R3-S4;
Junos OS 22.2 versions earlier than 22.2R3-S3;
Junos OS 22.3 versions earlier than 22.3R3-S2;
Junos OS 22.4 versions earlier than 22.4R2-S2, 22.4R3.

Affected users are encouraged to review the Juniper Junos OS Security Bulletin and apply relevant updates.

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