Juniper Junos OS Vulnerability (JSA71640)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 178201


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 JSA71640 advisory.

- A Use After Free vulnerability in the packet forwarding engine (PFE) of Juniper Networks Junos OS Evolved on PTX10001-36MR, and PTX10004, PTX10008, PTX10016 with LC1201/1202 allows an adjacent, unauthenticated attacker to cause a Denial of Service (DoS). (CVE-2023-36833)

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 JSA71640

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 178201

File Name: juniper_jsa71640.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-2023-36833


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-2023-36833

IAVA: 2023-A-0357-S

JSA: JSA71640