Juniper Junos OS Vulnerability (JSA75735)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 189763


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 JSA75735 advisory.

- A Heap-based Buffer Overflow vulnerability in the Routing Protocol Daemon (RPD) of Juniper Networks Junos OS and Junos OS Evolved allows an unauthenticated, network based attacker to cause a Denial of Service (DoS). If an attacker sends a specific BGP UPDATE message to the device, this will cause a memory overwrite and therefore an RPD crash and restart in the backup Routing Engine (RE). Continued receipt of these packets will cause a sustained Denial of Service (DoS) condition in the backup RE. The primary RE is not impacted by this issue and there is no impact on traffic. This issue only affects devices with NSR enabled. This issue requires an attacker to have an established BGP session to a system affected by the issue. This issue affects both eBGP and iBGP implementations. This issue affects: Juniper Networks Junos OS * All versions earlier than 20.4R3-S9; * 21.2 versions earlier than 21.2R3-S7; * 21.3 versions earlier than 21.3R3-S5; * 21.4 versions earlier than 21.4R3-S5; * 22.1 versions earlier than 22.1R3-S4; * 22.2 versions earlier than 22.2R3-S2; * 22.3 versions earlier than 22.3R3-S1; * 22.4 versions earlier than 22.4R2-S2, 22.4R3; * 23.1 versions earlier than 23.1R2; * 23.2 versions earlier than 23.2R1-S2, 23.2R2.
Juniper Networks Junos OS Evolved * All versions earlier than 21.3R3-S5-EVO; * 21.4-EVO versions earlier than 21.4R3-S5-EVO; * 22.1-EVO versions earlier than 22.1R3-S4-EVO; * 22.2-EVO versions earlier than 22.2R3-S2-EVO; * 22.3-EVO versions later than 22.3R1-EVO; * 22.4-EVO versions earlier than 22.4R2-S2-EVO, 22.4R3-EVO; * 23.1-EVO versions earlier than 23.1R2-EVO; * 23.2-EVO versions earlier than 23.2R1-S2-EVO, 23.2R2-EVO. (CVE-2024-21596)

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 JSA75735

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 189763

File Name: juniper_jsa75735.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: combined

Published: 1/30/2024

Updated: 1/30/2024

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 2.2


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2024-21596


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:N/I:N/A:L

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/10/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/10/2024

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2024-21596

JSA: JSA75735