Juniper Junos ICMP Ping 'composite next-hop' Remote DoS (PSN-2011-07-297)

high Nessus Plugin ID 55937


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 that is affected by a denial of service vulnerability. Sending an ICMP ping with the record-route or timestamp options can crash an L3VPN PE router with either of the following configurations :

- Point-to-Multipoint LSPs that are used as next hops in configuration of static routes to customers' networks

- The 'l3vpn-composite-nexthop' and 'indirect-next-hop' routing-options are enabled

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


Apply the relevant Junos upgrade referenced in Juniper advisory PSN-2011-07-297.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 55937

File Name: juniper_psn-2011-07-297.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: combined

Published: 8/22/2011

Updated: 8/10/2018

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/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