Junos OS Default Credentials Vulnerability (JSA10998)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 135683

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VPR Score: 5.9


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


The version of Junos OS installed on the remote host is vMX prior to 17.1R2-S11, 17.2R3-S3, 17.3R2-S5, 17.4R2-S9, 18.1R3-S9, 18.2R2-S7, 18.2X75-D420, 18.3R1-S7, 18.4R1-S5, 19.1R1-S4, 19.2R1-S3, or 19.3R1-S1. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability which allows an unauthenticated remote attacker to exploit default credentials stored in vMX configuration and access the vMX instance without authorization as referenced in the JSA10998 advisory.

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 JSA10998

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 135683

File Name: juniper_jsa10998.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: combined

Published: 2020/04/16

Updated: 2020/10/14

Dependencies: 55932

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-1615

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/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, Host/Juniper/model

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2020/04/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2020/04/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-1615

JSA: JSA10998

IAVA: 2020-A-0162-S