Junos OS: Broadband Edge Service Denial of Service (DoS) Vulnerability (JSA10987)

High Nessus Plugin ID 133145

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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 denial of service vulnerability due to an unspecified issue in the processing of packets destined to Broadband Edge (BBE) clients connected to MX Series subscriber management platforms. Receipt of a specific MPLS or IPv6 packet on the core facing interface of an MX Series device configured for BBE service may trigger a kernel crash (vmcore). An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to cause the device to reboot.

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 JSA10987.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 133145

File Name: juniper_jsa10987.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: combined

Published: 2020/01/21

Updated: 2020/10/23

Dependencies: 55932

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-1608

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.8

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/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

Patch Publication Date: 2020/01/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2020/01/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-1608

JSA: JSA10987

IAVA: 2020-A-0012-S