Juniper Junos J-Web CPU Utilization DoS (PSN-2012-04-547)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 58876


The remote device has a denial of service vulnerability.


According to its self-reported version number, the J-Web component of the remote Junos system has a denial of service vulnerability. A high rate of inbound HTTP connections over an extended period can result in high CPU utilization, even after the connections are terminated. A remote, unauthenticated attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of service.


Apply the relevant Junos upgrade referenced in Juniper advisory PSN-2012-04-547.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 58876

File Name: juniper_psn-2012-04-547.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: combined

Published: 2012/04/25

Modified: 2015/08/28

Dependencies: 55932

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:juniper:junos

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/04/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/04/11

Reference Information

OSVDB: 82820