Juniper Junos load factory-default Privilege Escalation (PSN-2012-07-646)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 59990


The remote device has a privilege escalation vulnerability.


According to its self-reported version number, the remote Junos device has a privilege escalation vulnerability. When the 'load factory-default' command fails in exclusive edit mode, the user is no longer subject to any command or configuration restrictions.


Apply the relevant Junos upgrade referenced in Juniper advisory PSN-2012-07-646.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 59990

File Name: juniper_psn-2012-07-646.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: combined

Published: 2012/07/17

Modified: 2015/09/08

Dependencies: 55932

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.3

Temporal Score: 4.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:M/C:C/I:C/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: 85338