F5 Networks BIG-IP : BIND vulnerability (K59448931)

High Nessus Plugin ID 105442


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


** RESERVED ** This candidate has been reserved by an organization or individual that will use it when announcing a new security problem.
When the candidate has been publicized, the details for this candidate will be provided. (CVE-2017-3142)

An attacker who is able to send and receive messages to an authoritative DNS server and who has knowledge of a valid TSIG key name may be able to circumvent TSIG authentication of Authoritative Transfer (AXFR) requests via a carefully constructed request packet. A server that relies solely on TSIG keys for protection with no other access control list (ACL) protection could be manipulated into :

providing an AXFR of a zone to an unauthorized recipient.

accepting bogus NOTIFY packets.



An attacker may be permitted to view the entire contents of a zone when the vulnerability is exploited. For the BIG-IP system to be considered vulnerable, it must have the allow-transfer statement with TSIG authentication configured in BIND. This configuration combination is not a default configuration.

F5 iWorkflow, BIG-IQ, and Enterprise Manager

There is no impact. Although the BIG-IQ and Enterprise Manager software contain the vulnerable code, the BIG-IQ and Enterprise Manager systems do not use the vulnerable code in a way that exposes the vulnerability in default, standard, or recommended configurations.


Upgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution K59448931.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 105442

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL59448931.nasl

Version: 3.8

Type: local

Published: 2017/12/26

Modified: 2018/08/15

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, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/06/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-3142