CVSS 3.1 Score 7.8 of 10 (high)


Published Oct 13, 2023
Updated: Oct 20, 2023
CWE ID 276


CVE-2023-44194 is an Incorrect Default Permissions vulnerability in Juniper Networks Junos OS. It allows an unauthenticated attacker with local access to the device to create a backdoor with root privileges. The vulnerability is caused by improper directory permissions on a certain system directory. This vulnerability affects various versions of Juniper Networks Junos OS prior to 20.4R3-S5, 21.1 versions prior to 21.1R3-S4, 21.2 versions prior to 21.2R3-S4, 21.3 versions prior to 21.3R3-S3, and 21.4 versions prior to 21.4R3-S1. Organizations can remediate this vulnerability by applying the necessary software updates provided by Juniper Networks. The potential danger of this vulnerability is high, as it allows an attacker with local access to gain unauthorized privileges and potentially compromise the affected device or network system.

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