Juniper Junos PIM rpd Crafted Boot Message Remote DoS (PSN-2011-07-296)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 55938
SynopsisThe remote router has a denial of service vulnerability.
DescriptionAccording to its self-reported version number, the remote Juniper router is running a version of Junos with a denial of service vulnerability. Sending a specially crafted bootstrap message to the PIM router can cause the rpd routing daemon to crash.
A remote, unauthenticated attacker could exploit this to make the router unresponsive.
According to the vendor's advisory, this issue may be difficult to reliably exploit.
SolutionApply the relevant Junos upgrade referenced in Juniper advisory PSN-2011-07-296.