NFX Series: Insecure sshd configuration in Juniper Device Manager (JDM) and host OS (JSA10878)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 126508


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


According to its self-reported version number, the remote Juniper Junos device is affected by a vulnerability. With an insecure SSHD configuration in Juniper Device Manager, a remote, unauthenticated attacker can gain access if any of the passwords on the system are empty. The affected SSHD configuration has the PermitEmptyPasswords option set to 'yes'.


Apply the relevant Junos software release referenced in Juniper advisory JSA10878.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 126508

File Name: juniper_jsa10878.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: combined

Published: 2019/07/05

Updated: 2019/07/05

Dependencies: 55932

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-0044

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/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: 2018/10/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/10/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-0044

BID: 105565

JSA: JSA10878