F5 Networks BIG-IP : ConfigSync mcpd vulnerability (K62279530)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 104193


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


When configuration synchronization (ConfigSync) is configured, attackers on adjacent networks may be able to bypass the TLS protections usually used to encrypt and authenticate connections to mcpd. (CVE-2017-6161)


This vulnerability may allow remote attackers to cause a denial-of-service (DoS) attack by way of resource exhaustion.


Upgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution K62279530.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 104193

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL62279530.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/10/27

Modified: 2018/02/14

Dependencies: 76940

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.9

Temporal Score: 2.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 5.3

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/10/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-6161

OSVDB: 168210