Juniper Junos Fragmented ICMP Packet Handling Remote DoS (PSN-2011-07-298)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 55936


The remote router has a denial of service vulnerability.


According to its self-reported version number, the remote Juniper router is running a version of Junos with a denial of service vulnerability. Receiving a burst of fragmented ICMP packets can cause the router to become unresponsive until it is rebooted.

A remote, unauthenticated attacker could exploit this to make the router unresponsive.


Apply the relevant Junos upgrade referenced in Juniper advisory PSN-2011-07-298.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 55936

File Name: juniper_psn-2011-07-298.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: combined

Published: 8/22/2011

Updated: 8/10/2018

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.1

Vector: AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:juniper:junos

Required KB Items: Host/Juniper/model, Host/Juniper/JUNOS/Version

Patch Publication Date: 7/13/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/13/2011