Juniper Junos DNSSEC Validation DoS (PSN-2013-04-918)

high Nessus Plugin ID 66516


The remote device is missing a vendor-supplied security patch.


According to its self-reported version number, the remote Junos device has a denial of service vulnerability. When DNSSEC is enabled and validation is active, a high query load can cause the host to crash. A remote, unauthenticated attacker could exploit this to crash the host.


Apply the relevant Junos upgrade referenced in Juniper advisory PSN-2013-04-918.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 66516

File Name: juniper_psn-2013-04-918.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: combined

Published: 5/20/2013

Updated: 7/12/2018

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:juniper:junos

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/8/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/24/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3817

BID: 54658