Juniper Junos jdhcpd DHCPv6 DoS (JSA10769)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 96659


The remote device is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


According to its self-reported version number and configuration, the remote Juniper Junos device is affected by a denial of service vulnerability in the DHCPv6 daemon (jdhpcd) when handling DHCPv6 packets. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this issue, by sending specially crafted DHCPv6 packets, to cause a denial of service condition for subscribers attempting to obtain IPv6 addresses.

Note that this vulnerability only occurs in devices configured for DHCP services via IPv6 with either Server or Relay enabled. IPv4 is not vulnerable to this issue.

Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the device's self-reported version, model, and current configuration.


Apply the relevant Junos software release or workaround referenced in Juniper advisory JSA10769.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 96659

File Name: juniper_jsa10769.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: combined

Published: 2017/01/20

Updated: 2018/08/10

Dependencies: 55932

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

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

CVSS v3.0

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/model, Host/Juniper/JUNOS/Version

Patch Publication Date: 2017/01/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/01/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-2301

BID: 95396

JSA: JSA10769