Juniper Junos SRX Series Upgrade Handling Local Root Authentication Bypass (JSA10753)

High Nessus Plugin ID 92521


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 a flaw that is triggered when using the partition option during an upgrade. A local attacker can exploit this to bypass authentication checks and access the root account with a blank password.


Upgrade to the relevant Junos software release referenced in Juniper advisory JSA10753.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 92521

File Name: juniper_jsa10753.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: combined

Published: 2016/07/22

Modified: 2016/10/25

Dependencies: 55932

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:juniper:junos

Required KB Items: Host/Juniper/JUNOS/Version, Host/Juniper/model

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/07/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/07/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1278

BID: 91757

OSVDB: 141469

JSA: JSA10753