Juniper Junos OS Vulnerability (JSA71659)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 178192


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 JSA71659 advisory.

- An Improper Handling of Undefined Values vulnerability in the periodic packet management daemon (PPMD) of Juniper Networks Junos OS on MX Series(except MPC10, MPC11 and LC9600) allows an unauthenticated adjacent attacker to cause a Denial of Service (DoS). (CVE-2023-36848)

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 JSA71659

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 178192

File Name: juniper_jsa71659.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: combined

Published: 7/12/2023

Updated: 8/24/2023

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-2023-36848


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/JUNOS/Version, Host/Juniper/model

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/12/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/12/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-36848

IAVA: 2023-A-0357-S

JSA: JSA71659