Juniper Junos ICMPv6 PTB Atomic Fragment DoS (JSA10780)

high Nessus Plugin ID 101266
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The remote device is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


According to its self-reported version number, the remote Juniper Junos device is affected by a denial of service vulnerability in the ICMP Packet Too Big (PTB) message functionality that occurs when handling IPv6 atomic fragments that trigger fragmentation in traffic.
An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this issue, via a specially crafted series of packets, to cause the device to stop responding, the exhaustion of resources, or other impact that results in a denial of service condition.


Apply the relevant Junos software release referenced in Juniper advisory JSA10780.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 101266

File Name: juniper_jsa10780.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: combined

Published: 7/6/2017

Updated: 8/10/2018

Dependencies: junos_version.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.6

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:juniper:junos

Required KB Items: Host/Juniper/JUNOS/Version

Patch Publication Date: 4/12/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/12/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-10142

BID: 95797

JSA: JSA10780