Juniper Junos ALG Fragmented Traffic Handling MS-MPC / MS-MIC Service PIC DoS (JSA10794)

High Nessus Plugin ID 102707


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


According to its self-reported version and model number, the remote Juniper Junos device is affected by a denial of service vulnerability in the Application Layer Gateway (ALG) that is triggered when handling a large amount of fragmented packets. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to crash an MS-MPC or MS-MIC service physical interface card (PIC).

Note that the device is only vulnerable if NAT or stateful-firewall rules are configured with ALGs enabled


Upgrade to the relevant Junos software release referenced in Juniper security advisory JSA10794. Alternatively, disable NAT and the stateful-firewall if they are not required.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 102707

File Name: juniper_jsa10794.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: combined

Published: 2017/08/23

Modified: 2017/08/24

Dependencies: 55932

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.1

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 5.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:juniper:junos

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/07/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/07/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-2346

OSVDB: 160909

JSA: JSA10794