Juniper Junos CLI XML Privilege Escalation (JSA10805)

high Nessus Plugin ID 102080


The remote device is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability.


According to its self-reported version number, the remote Juniper Junos device is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability in the CLI component due to improper validation of user-supplied input before being processed as XML content. A local attacker can exploit this, via XML injection, to gain elevated privileges and execute arbitrary code as the root user.


Upgrade to the relevant Junos software release referenced in Juniper security advisory JSA10805.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 102080

File Name: juniper_jsa10805.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: combined

Published: 7/31/2017

Updated: 7/12/2018

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:juniper:junos

Required KB Items: Host/Juniper/JUNOS/Version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/12/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/12/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-10603

JSA: JSA10805