On Juniper Networks EX2300 Series, receipt of a stream of specific multicast packets by the layer2 interface can cause high CPU load, which could lead to traffic interruption. This issue occurs when multicast packets are received by the layer 2 interface. To check if the device has high CPU load due to this issue, the administrator can issue the following command: user@host> show chassis routing-engine Routing Engine status: ... Idle 2 percent the "Idle" value shows as low (2 % in the example above), and also the following command: user@host> show system processes summary ... PID USERNAME PRI NICE SIZE RES STATE TIME WCPU COMMAND 11639 root 52 0 283M 11296K select 12:15 44.97% eventd 11803 root 81 0 719M 239M RUN 251:12 31.98% fxpc{fxpc} the eventd and the fxpc processes might use higher WCPU percentage (respectively 44.97% and 31.98% in the above example). This issue affects Juniper Networks Junos OS on EX2300 Series: 18.1 versions prior to 18.1R3-S11; 18.2 versions prior to 18.2R3-S5; 18.3 versions prior to 18.3R2-S4, 18.3R3-S3; 18.4 versions prior to 18.4R2-S5, 18.4R3-S4; 19.1 versions prior to 19.1R3-S2; 19.2 versions prior to 19.2R1-S5, 19.2R3; 19.3 versions prior to 19.3R2-S4, 19.3R3; 19.4 versions prior to 19.4R1-S3, 19.4R2-S1, 19.4R3; 20.1 versions prior to 20.1R1-S2, 20.1R2.
Published 2020-10-16 21:15:13
Updated 2022-01-01 17:35:06
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2020-1668

0.06%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 23 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2020-1668

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
3.3
LOW AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
6.5
2.9
NIST
6.5
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:A/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
2.8
3.6
Juniper Networks, Inc.

CWE ids for CVE-2020-1668

  • The product does not properly control the allocation and maintenance of a limited resource, thereby enabling an actor to influence the amount of resources consumed, eventually leading to the exhaustion of available resources.
    Assigned by: sirt@juniper.net (Secondary)

References for CVE-2020-1668

  • https://kb.juniper.net/JSA11065
    2020-10 Security Bulletin: Junos OS: EX2300 Series: High CPU load due to receipt of specific multicast packets on layer 2 interface (CVE-2020-1668) - Juniper Networks
    Vendor Advisory

Products affected by CVE-2020-1668

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