Vulnerability CVE-2024-39557

Published: 2024-07-10   Modified: 2024-07-11

An Uncontrolled Resource Consumption vulnerability in the

Layer 2 Address Learning Daemon (l2ald)

of Juniper Networks Junos OS Evolved allows an unauthenticated, adjacent attacker to cause a memory leak, eventually exhausting all system memory, leading to a system crash and Denial of Service (DoS).

Certain MAC table updates cause a small amount of memory to leak.  Once memory utilization reaches its limit, the issue will result in a system crash and restart.

To identify the issue, execute the CLI command:

user@device> show platform application-info allocations app l2ald-agent
EVL Object Allocation Statistics:

Node   Application     Context Name                               Live   Allocs   Fails     Guids
re0   l2ald-agent               net::juniper::rtnh::L2Rtinfo       1069096 1069302   0         1069302
re0   l2ald-agent               net::juniper::rtnh::NHOpaqueTlv     114     195       0         195

This issue affects Junos OS Evolved:

* All versions before 21.4R3-S8-EVO,

* from 22.2-EVO before 22.2R3-S4-EVO,
* from 22.3-EVO before 22.3R3-S3-EVO,
* from 22.4-EVO before 22.4R3-EVO,
* from 23.2-EVO before 23.2R2-EVO.


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