Juniper Junos OS Arbitrary Command Execution (JSA69905)

high Nessus Plugin ID 166379


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


The version of Junos OS installed on the remote host is affected by an arbitrary command execution vulnerability as referenced in the JSA69905 advisory. An Incorrect Permission Assignment vulnerability in shell processing of Juniper Networks Junos OS Evolved allows a low-privileged local user to modify the contents of a configuration file which could cause another user to execute arbitrary commands within the context of the follow-on user's session. If the follow-on user is a high-privileged administrator, the attacker could leverage this vulnerability to take complete control of the target system.

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 JSA69905

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 166379

File Name: juniper_jsa69905.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: combined

Published: 10/21/2022

Updated: 10/24/2022

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-2022-22248


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 6.4

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/12/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/12/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-22248

IAVA: 2022-A-0421

JSA: JSA69905