Juniper Junos Fragmented TCP Packet Sequence Handling DoS (JSA10696)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 86475
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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 due to improper TCP packet reassembly. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted sequence of fragmented packets, to consume all available buffers, resulting in a denial of service condition.


Apply the relevant Junos software release referenced in Juniper advisory JSA10696.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 86475

File Name: juniper_jsa10696.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: combined

Published: 10/21/2015

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, Host/Juniper/model

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/14/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/14/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-6449

JSA: JSA10696