Junos OS: Improper handling of specific IPv6 packets (JSA10982)

High Nessus Plugin ID 133860

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VPR Score: 4.4


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 (DDOS): Specific IPv6 packets sent by clients processed by the Routing Engine (RE) are improperly handled. A remote unauthenticated attacker can exploit this by sending specfic IPv6 packets that can cause a memory leak which can lead to a distributed denial of service attack (DDOS).

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 JSA10982.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 133860

File Name: juniper_jsa10982.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: combined

Published: 2020/02/21

Updated: 2020/10/16

Dependencies: 55932

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 4.4

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-1603

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.6

Temporal Score: 7.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:juniper:junos

Required KB Items: Host/Juniper/JUNOS/Version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2020/01/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2020/01/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-1603

JSA: JSA10982