Juniper Junos OS Vulnerability (JSA70603)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 174740


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


The version of Junos OS Evolved installed on the remote host is affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the JSA70603 advisory.

- An Insecure Default Initialization of Resource vulnerability in Juniper Networks Junos OS Evolved allows an unauthenticated, network based attacker to read certain confidential information. (CVE-2023-28978)

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 JSA70603

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 174740

File Name: juniper_jsa70603.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: combined

Published: 4/25/2023

Updated: 7/20/2023

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 1.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-28978


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.6

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N

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-2023-28978

IAVA: 2023-A-0201

JSA: JSA70603