VDB-82449 · CVE-2016-1268 · BID 86027

Juniper ScreenOS up to 6.3.0r20 Administrative Web Service Interface SSL Packet input validation

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in Juniper ScreenOS up to 6.3.0r20 (Router Operating System). This affects an unknown part of the component Administrative Web Service Interface. The manipulation as part of a SSL Packet leads to a input validation vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-20. The product receives input or data, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly. This is going to have an impact on availability. The summary by CVE is:

The administrative web services interface in Juniper ScreenOS before 6.3.0r21 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (reboot) via a crafted SSL packet.

The weakness was shared 04/15/2016 (Website). The advisory is shared at kb.juniper.net. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2016-1268 since 12/30/2015. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 90708 (Juniper ScreenOS 6.3.x < 6.3.0r21 Malformed SSL/TLS Packet DoS (JSA10732)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Firewalls and running in the context l.

Upgrading to version 6.3.0r21 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (90708). The entries VDB-79856, VDB-79857, VDB-79874 and VDB-103525 are related to this item.







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Class: Input validation

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 90708
Nessus Name: Juniper ScreenOS 6.3.x < 6.3.0r21 Malformed SSL/TLS Packet DoS (JSA10732)
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OpenVAS ID: 802738
OpenVAS Name: Multiple Security issues with ScreenOS (JSA10732/JSA10733)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: ScreenOS 6.3.0r21


12/21/2015 🔍
12/30/2015 +9 days 🔍
04/13/2016 +105 days 🔍
04/14/2016 +1 days 🔍
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04/17/2016 +2 days 🔍
04/26/2016 +9 days 🔍
07/25/2022 +2280 days 🔍


Vendor: juniper.net

Advisory: kb.juniper.net
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CVE: CVE-2016-1268 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1035666
Vulnerability Center: 58224 - Juniper ScreenOS <=6.3.0r19b Remote DoS via Crafted Malformed SSL/TLS Packet, High
SecurityFocus: 86027 - Juniper ScreenOS CVE-2016-1268 SSL/TLS Packet Handling Denial of Service Vulnerability

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Created: 04/17/2016 07:10 PM
Updated: 07/25/2022 01:34 AM
Changes: 04/17/2016 07:10 PM (69), 02/04/2019 04:43 PM (13), 07/25/2022 01:34 AM (4)
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