Juniper Contrail Service Orchestrator up to 3.x Certificates hard-coded credentials

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A vulnerability was found in Juniper Contrail Service Orchestrator up to 3.x. It has been declared as critical. This vulnerability affects an unknown code block of the component Certificates. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a hard-coded credentials vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-798. The product contains hard-coded credentials, such as a password or cryptographic key, which it uses for its own inbound authentication, outbound communication to external components, or encryption of internal data. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Juniper Networks Contrail Service Orchestrator versions prior to 4.0.0 use hardcoded cryptographic certificates and keys in some cases, which may allow network based attackers to gain unauthorized access to services.

The bug was discovered 07/11/2018. The weakness was released 07/11/2018 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability was named CVE-2018-0040 since 11/16/2017. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1110.001.

Upgrading to version 4.0.0 eliminates this vulnerability.






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Class: Hard-coded credentials
CWE: CWE-798 / CWE-259 / CWE-255

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Remote: Yes

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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Contrail Service Orchestrator 4.0.0


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CVE: CVE-2018-0040 (🔍)


Created: 07/12/2018 10:00 AM
Updated: 04/06/2023 07:30 PM
Changes: 07/12/2018 10:00 AM (59), 03/04/2020 09:48 AM (2), 04/06/2023 07:30 PM (14)
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