CVE Vulnerabilities


Access of Uninitialized Pointer

Published: Oct 18, 2022 | Modified: Oct 21, 2022
CVSS 3.x
CVSS 2.x

An Access of Uninitialized Pointer vulnerability in SIP Application Layer Gateway (ALG) of Juniper Networks Junos OS on SRX Series and MX Series allows an unauthenticated, network-based attacker to cause a Denial of Service (DoS). When specific valid SIP packets are received the PFE will crash and restart. This issue affects Juniper Networks Junos OS on SRX Series and MX Series: 20.4 versions prior to 20.4R3-S4; 21.1 versions prior to 21.1R3-S2; 21.2 versions prior to 21.2R3-S2; 21.3 versions prior to 21.3R2-S2, 21.3R3; 21.4 versions prior to 21.4R1-S2, 21.4R2; 22.1 versions prior to 22.1R1-S1, 22.1R2. This issue does not affect Juniper Networks Junos OS versions prior to 20.4R1.


The product accesses or uses a pointer that has not been initialized.

Affected Software

Name Vendor Start Version End Version
Junos Juniper 20.4 (including) 20.4 (including)
Junos Juniper 20.4-r1 (including) 20.4-r1 (including)
Junos Juniper 20.4-r1-s1 (including) 20.4-r1-s1 (including)
Junos Juniper 20.4-r2 (including) 20.4-r2 (including)
Junos Juniper 20.4-r2-s1 (including) 20.4-r2-s1 (including)
Junos Juniper 20.4-r2-s2 (including) 20.4-r2-s2 (including)
Junos Juniper 20.4-r3 (including) 20.4-r3 (including)
Junos Juniper 20.4-r3-s1 (including) 20.4-r3-s1 (including)
Junos Juniper 20.4-r3-s2 (including) 20.4-r3-s2 (including)
Junos Juniper 20.4-r3-s3 (including) 20.4-r3-s3 (including)
Junos Juniper 21.1 (including) 21.1 (including)
Junos Juniper 21.1-r1 (including) 21.1-r1 (including)
Junos Juniper 21.1-r1-s1 (including) 21.1-r1-s1 (including)
Junos Juniper 21.1-r2 (including) 21.1-r2 (including)
Junos Juniper 21.1-r2-s1 (including) 21.1-r2-s1 (including)
Junos Juniper 21.1-r2-s2 (including) 21.1-r2-s2 (including)
Junos Juniper 21.1-r3 (including) 21.1-r3 (including)
Junos Juniper 21.1-r3-s1 (including) 21.1-r3-s1 (including)
Junos Juniper 21.2 (including) 21.2 (including)
Junos Juniper 21.2-r1 (including) 21.2-r1 (including)
Junos Juniper 21.2-r1-s1 (including) 21.2-r1-s1 (including)
Junos Juniper 21.2-r1-s2 (including) 21.2-r1-s2 (including)
Junos Juniper 21.2-r2 (including) 21.2-r2 (including)
Junos Juniper 21.2-r2-s1 (including) 21.2-r2-s1 (including)
Junos Juniper 21.2-r2-s2 (including) 21.2-r2-s2 (including)
Junos Juniper 21.2-r3 (including) 21.2-r3 (including)
Junos Juniper 21.2-r3-s1 (including) 21.2-r3-s1 (including)
Junos Juniper 21.3 (including) 21.3 (including)
Junos Juniper 21.3-r1 (including) 21.3-r1 (including)
Junos Juniper 21.3-r1-s1 (including) 21.3-r1-s1 (including)
Junos Juniper 21.3-r1-s2 (including) 21.3-r1-s2 (including)
Junos Juniper 21.3-r2 (including) 21.3-r2 (including)
Junos Juniper 21.3-r2-s1 (including) 21.3-r2-s1 (including)
Junos Juniper 21.3-r2-s2 (including) 21.3-r2-s2 (including)
Junos Juniper 21.3-r3 (including) 21.3-r3 (including)
Junos Juniper 21.3-r3-s1 (including) 21.3-r3-s1 (including)
Junos Juniper 21.4 (including) 21.4 (including)
Junos Juniper 21.4-r1 (including) 21.4-r1 (including)
Junos Juniper 21.4-r1-s1 (including) 21.4-r1-s1 (including)
Junos Juniper 22.1-r1 (including) 22.1-r1 (including)

Extended Description

If the pointer contains an uninitialized value, then the value might not point to a valid memory location. This could cause the product to read from or write to unexpected memory locations, leading to a denial of service. If the uninitialized pointer is used as a function call, then arbitrary functions could be invoked. If an attacker can influence the portion of uninitialized memory that is contained in the pointer, this weakness could be leveraged to execute code or perform other attacks. Depending on memory layout, associated memory management behaviors, and product operation, the attacker might be able to influence the contents of the uninitialized pointer, thus gaining more fine-grained control of the memory location to be accessed.