Juniper Junos Virtualized Environment Guest-To-Host Privilege Escalation (JSA10787)

high Nessus Plugin ID 102701


The remote device is missing a vendor-supplied security patch.


According to its self-reported version number and configuration, the remote Juniper Junos device is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability when running in a virtualized environment due to improper handling of authentication. An attacker on the Junos guest can exploit this to escalate privileges and gain access to the host operating system.


Upgrade to the relevant Junos software release referenced in Juniper security advisory JSA10787. Alternatively, as a workaround, enable FIPS mode.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 102701

File Name: juniper_jsa10787.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: combined

Published: 8/23/2017

Updated: 8/10/2018

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.5


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:juniper:junos

Required KB Items: Host/Juniper/JUNOS/Version, Host/Juniper/model

Patch Publication Date: 7/12/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/12/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-2341

JSA: JSA10787