Juniper Junos OS Vulnerability (JSA73148)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 184167


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 JSA73148 advisory.

- An Improper Input Validation vulnerability in the VxLAN packet forwarding engine (PFE) of Juniper Networks Junos OS on QFX5000 Series, EX4600 Series devices allows an unauthenticated, adjacent attacker, sending two or more genuine packets in the same VxLAN topology to possibly cause a DMA memory leak to occur under various specific operational conditions. The scenario described here is the worst-case scenario. There are other scenarios that require operator action to occur. (CVE-2023-44183)

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 JSA73148

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 184167

File Name: juniper_jsa73148.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: combined

Published: 11/1/2023

Updated: 11/2/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-44183


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.6

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:A/AC:H/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: 10/11/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/11/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-44183

IAVA: 2023-A-0565

JSA: JSA73148