Juniper Junos IPv6 sendd DoS (JSA10688)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 85228
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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 sendd due to improper handling of IPv6 Secure Neighbor Discovery (SEND) Protocol packets when the Secure Neighbor Discovery feature is configured. A remote attacker, using a crafted SEND packet, can exploit this to cause excessive consumption of CPU resources, resulting in an impact on CLI responsiveness and the processing of IPv6 packets via link-local addresses.


Apply the relevant Junos software release or workaround referenced in Juniper advisory JSA10688.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 85228

File Name: juniper_jsa10688.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: combined

Published: 8/4/2015

Updated: 7/12/2018

Dependencies: junos_version.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 2.7


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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/8/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/8/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5360

BID: 75720

JSA: JSA10688