Juniper Junos IPv6 Packet Handling mbuf Chain Corruption DoS (JSA10699)

high Nessus Plugin ID 86476
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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 a flaw related to the processing of IPv6 packets. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted IPv6 packet, to trigger an 'mbuf' chain corruption, resulting in a kernel panic and a denial of service condition.

Note that this issue only affects devices with IPv6 enabled.


Apply the relevant Junos software release or workaround referenced in Juniper advisory JSA10699.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 86476

File Name: juniper_jsa10699.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: combined

Published: 10/21/2015

Updated: 8/10/2018

Dependencies: junos_version.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:juniper:junos

Required KB Items: Host/Juniper/JUNOS/Version

Patch Publication Date: 10/14/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/14/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-6450

BID: 77125

JSA: JSA10699