Junos OS: pccd DoS (JSA10980)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 133088

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VPR Score: 3.6


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 in the path computational element protocol daemon (pccd) process. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this issue, by sending malformed Path Computation Element Protocol (PCEP) packets to a Junos OS device serving as a Path Computation Client (PCC) in a PCEP environment in order to cause the pccd process to crash and generate a core file, thereby causing a Denial of Service (DoS) condition.

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


Apply the relevant Junos software release referenced in Juniper advisory JSA10980.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 133088

File Name: juniper_jsa10980.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: combined

Published: 2020/01/20

Updated: 2020/10/23

Dependencies: 55932

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-1601

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:juniper:junos

Required KB Items: Host/Juniper/JUNOS/Version

Patch Publication Date: 2020/01/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2020/01/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-1601

JSA: JSA10980

IAVA: 2020-A-0012-S