Juniper Junos ICMPv6 DoS (PSN-2012-07-644)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 59988


The remote router has a denial of service vulnerability.


According to its self-reported version number, the remote Junos router has a denial of service vulnerability. Receiving an ICMPv6 packet with a corrupted payload within an IPv6 L3VPN can result in a kernel panic. Only VPNv6 configurations without the 'vrf-table-label' statement in the routing instance configuration are affected. A remote, unauthenticated attacker could exploit this to crash the router.


Apply the relevant Junos upgrade referenced in Juniper advisory PSN-2012-07-644.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 59988

File Name: juniper_psn-2012-07-644.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: combined

Published: 2012/07/17

Modified: 2015/09/08

Dependencies: 55932

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.4

Temporal Score: 4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:juniper:junos

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/07/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/07/10

Reference Information

OSVDB: 85342