Juniper Junos Certificate Validation Bypass (JSA10755)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 92513
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VPR Score: 2.5


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 improper validation of self-signed certificates used for IKE and IPsec. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted self-signed certificate, to bypass certificate validation and intercept network traffic.


Upgrade to the relevant Junos software release referenced in Juniper advisory JSA10755. Alternatively, configure all PKI-VPN tunnels to accept only Distinguished Name (DN) as the remote peer's IKE ID.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 92513

File Name: juniper_jsa10755.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: combined

Published: 7/22/2016

Updated: 7/12/2018

Dependencies: junos_version.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 2.5

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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: 7/13/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/13/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1280

BID: 91761

JSA: JSA10755