F5 Networks BIG-IP : libcurl vulnerability (K44503763)

High Nessus Plugin ID 105440


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


The base64 encode function in curl before version 7.51.0 is prone to a buffer being under allocated in 32bit systems if it receives at least 1Gb as input via `CURLOPT_USERNAME`. (CVE-2016-8617)


This vulnerability may allow an attacker to overwrite memory behind the output buffer.


Upgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution K44503763.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 105440

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL44503763.nasl

Version: 3.4

Type: local

Published: 2017/12/26

Modified: 2018/09/14

Dependencies: 76940

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

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

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: 2017/04/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-8617