Juniper Junos Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability (JSA69725)

high Nessus Plugin ID 163461


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


An Improper Neutralization of Special Elements vulnerability in the download manager of Juniper Networks Junos OS allows a locally authenticated attacker with low privileges to take full control over the device.
A workaround would be to deny users access to the 'request system download ...' and 'show system download ...' CLI commands.

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 JSA69725

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 163461

File Name: juniper_jsa69725.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: combined

Published: 7/26/2022

Updated: 12/8/2022

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-22221


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/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/model, Host/Juniper/JUNOS/Version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/13/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/13/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-22221

IAVA: 2022-A-0280

JSA: JSA69725