Juniper Junos SRX Series Network Security Daemon DoS (JSA10692)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 84768


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


According to its self-reported version number, the remote Juniper Junos device is affected by a denial of service vulnerability in the network security daemon (nsd) due to a flaw that occurs when handling DNS response messages for name resolution requests. An attacker can exploit this, via a rogue DNS server designed to respond to the SRX device with specially crafted DNS packets, to crash the nsd process, resulting in a denial of service condition.


Apply the relevant Junos software release referenced in Juniper advisory JSA10692.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 84768

File Name: juniper_jsa10692.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: combined

Published: 7/15/2015

Updated: 7/12/2018

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:juniper:junos

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/8/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/8/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5363

BID: 75722

JSA: JSA10692