Juniper Junos IPv6 Packet Handling Remote DoS (JSA10762)

High Nessus Plugin ID 94331


The remote device is missing a vendor-supplied security patch.


According to its self-reported version number and configuration, the remote Juniper Junos device is affected by a denial of service vulnerability in the IPV6 implementation. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a flood of specially crafted IPv6 traffic, to exhaust available resources or cause a kernel panic.


Upgrade to the relevant Junos software release referenced in Juniper advisory JSA10762.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 94331

File Name: juniper_jsa10762.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: combined

Published: 2016/10/27

Modified: 2017/10/06

Dependencies: 55932

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.4

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

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


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

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: 2016/10/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/10/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-4922

BID: 93534

OSVDB: 145587

JSA: JSA10762