F5 Networks BIG-IP : Linux kernel vulnerability (K98102572)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 101324

Synopsis

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

Description

Race condition in the rds_sendmsg function in net/rds/sendmsg.c in the Linux kernel before 4.3.3 allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact by using a socket that was not properly bound. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2015-6937. (CVE-2015-7990)

Solution

Upgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution K98102572.

See Also

https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K98102572

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 101324

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL98102572.nasl

Version: 3.3

Type: local

Published: 2017/07/10

Updated: 2019/01/04

Dependencies: 76940

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5.9

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_access_policy_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_advanced_firewall_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_application_acceleration_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_application_security_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_application_visibility_and_reporting, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_global_traffic_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_link_controller, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_local_traffic_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_policy_enforcement_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_wan_optimization_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_webaccelerator, cpe:/h:f5:big-ip, cpe:/h:f5:big-ip_protocol_security_manager

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/BIG-IP/hotfix, Host/BIG-IP/modules, Host/BIG-IP/version, Settings/ParanoidReport

Patch Publication Date: 2016/01/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-6937, CVE-2015-7990