Juniper Junos OS Vulnerability (JSA11241)

high Nessus Plugin ID 154117
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The remote device is missing a vendor-supplied security patch.


The version of Junos OS installed on the remote host is affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the JSA11241 advisory.

- An Improper Input Validation vulnerability in Packet Forwarding Engine manager (FXPC) process of Juniper Networks Junos OS allows an attacker to cause a Denial of Service (DoS) by sending specific DHCPv6 packets to the device and crashing the FXPC service. Continued receipt and processing of this specific packet will create a sustained Denial of Service (DoS) condition. This issue affects only the following platforms in ACX Series: ACX500, ACX1000, ACX1100, ACX2100, ACX2200, ACX4000, ACX5048, ACX5096 devices. Other ACX platforms are not affected from this issue. This issue affects Juniper Networks Junos OS on ACX500, ACX1000, ACX1100, ACX2100, ACX2200, ACX4000, ACX5048, ACX5096: 18.4 version 18.4R3-S7 and later versions prior to 18.4R3-S8. This issue does not affect: Juniper Networks Junos OS 18.4 versions prior to 18.4R3-S7 on ACX500, ACX1000, ACX1100, ACX2100, ACX2200, ACX4000, ACX5048, ACX5096. (CVE-2021-31376)

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 JSA11241

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 154117

File Name: juniper_jsa11241.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: combined

Published: 10/13/2021

Updated: 10/25/2021

Dependencies: junos_version.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-31376


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: 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: 10/13/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/13/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-31376

JSA: JSA11241

IAVA: 2021-A-0478