Juniper Junos OS Vulnerability (JSA69874)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 166081


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 JSA69874 advisory.

- An Improper Check or Handling of Exceptional Conditions vulnerability in the processing of a malformed OSPF TLV in Juniper Networks Junos OS and Junos OS Evolved allows an unauthenticated adjacent attacker to cause the periodic packet management daemon (PPMD) process to go into an infinite loop, which in turn can cause protocols and functions reliant on PPMD such as OSPF neighbor reachability to be impacted, resulting in a sustained Denial of Service (DoS) condition. The DoS condition persists until the PPMD process is manually restarted. (CVE-2022-22224)

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 JSA69874

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 166081

File Name: juniper_jsa69874.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: combined

Published: 10/12/2022

Updated: 11/29/2022

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.1

Temporal Score: 4.5

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-22224


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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/12/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/12/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-22224

JSA: JSA69874