Juniper Junos Corrupt pam.conf Security Bypass (JSA10707)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 86608


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 security bypass vulnerability due to the 'fail-open' behavior of the pam.conf file. A local attacker can exploit this, by modifying or corrupting the pam.conf file, to gain unauthenticated root access to the device.


Apply the relevant Junos software release referenced in Juniper advisory JSA10707.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 86608

File Name: juniper_jsa10707.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: combined

Published: 10/26/2015

Updated: 7/12/2018

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.1

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

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: 10/14/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/14/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-7751

JSA: JSA10707