Juniper ScreenOS 6.3.x < 6.3.0r24 SSL Death Alert (JSA10808)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 103925


The remote host is affected by a TLS/SSL vulnerability.


The version of Juniper ScreenOS running on the remote host is 6.3.x prior to 6.3.0r24. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability in the way the TLS/SSL protocol specifies processing of ALERT packets during a connection handshake.

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to Juniper ScreenOS version 6.3.0r24 or later. Alternatively, apply the workaround referenced in the vendor's advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 103925

File Name: screenos_JSA10808.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Family: Firewalls

Published: 2017/10/18

Updated: 2019/11/12

Dependencies: 74148, 74379

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-8610

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:juniper:screenos

Required KB Items: Host/Juniper/ScreenOS/display_version, Host/Juniper/ScreenOS/version

Excluded KB Items: Host/Juniper/ScreenOS/unsupported

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/10/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/10/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-8610

BID: 93841

JSA: JSA10808