Juniper Junos OS Vulnerability (JSA70584)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 174737


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 JSA70584 advisory.

- An Improper Check or Handling of Exceptional Conditions vulnerability in packet processing of Juniper Networks Junos OS on QFX10002 allows an unauthenticated, adjacent attacker on the local broadcast domain sending a malformed packet to the device, causing all PFEs other than the inbound PFE to wedge and to eventually restart, resulting in a Denial of Service (DoS) condition. Continued receipt and processing of this packet will create a sustained Denial of Service (DoS) condition. (CVE-2023-28959)

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 JSA70584

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 174737

File Name: juniper_jsa70584.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: combined

Published: 4/25/2023

Updated: 4/25/2023

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.1

Temporal Score: 4.5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-28959


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: 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: 4/12/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/12/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-28959

IAVA: 2023-A-0201

JSA: JSA70584