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: 1.2

Type: combined

Published: 2017/08/23

Modified: 2017/08/23

Dependencies: 55932

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C


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: 2017/07/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/07/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-2341

OSVDB: 160899

JSA: JSA10787