Juniper Junos DOS (JSA69714)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 163435


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


A NULL Pointer Dereference vulnerability in the Packet Forwarding Engine (PFE) of Juniper Networks Junos OS on QFX5000 Series and MX Series allows an unauthenticated adjacent attacker to cause a Denial of Service (DoS).

On QFX5K Series and MX Series, when the PFE receives a specific VxLAN packet the Layer 2 Address Learning Manager (L2ALM) process will crash leading to an FPC reboot. Continued receipt of this specific packet will create a sustained 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 JSA69714

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 163435

File Name: juniper_jsa69714.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: combined

Published: 7/25/2022

Updated: 7/26/2022

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.8

Temporal Score: 3.5

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-22216


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:A/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: 7/13/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/13/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-22210

JSA: JSA69714

IAVA: 2022-A-0280