Juniper NSM Linux Kernel TCP Sequence Number Generation Issue (PSN-2012-08-688)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 69873


The remote host has a predictable TCP sequence number generator.


According to the version of one or more Juniper NSM servers running on the remote host, it is potentially vulnerable to denial of service and network session hijacking attacks due to a weak IP sequence number generator.


Upgrade to NSM version 2011.4s3 / 2012.1 or higher.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 69873

File Name: juniper_nsm_psn_2012_08_688.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 9/13/2013

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.2


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2011-3188

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:juniper:netscreen-security_manager

Required KB Items: Juniper_NSM_VerDetected

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/3/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/11/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3188

BID: 49289