F5 Networks BIG-IP : cURL and libcurl vulnerability (K85235351)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 105445

Synopsis

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

Description

curl before version 7.51.0 doesn't parse the authority component of the URL correctly when the host name part ends with a '#' character, and could instead be tricked into connecting to a different host. This may have security implications if you for example use an URL parser that follows the RFC to check for allowed domains before using curl to request them.(CVE-2016-8624)

Impact

When a domain nameends with a number sign (#), cURL does not parse the authority component of the URL correctly and can be tricked into connecting to a different host. For example :

http://f5.com#@example.com/x.txt

To exploit this vulnerability, cURL must parse a malformed URL. The BIG-IP system uses cURL/libcurl for IMAP, FTP, POP3, SMTP, Windows WMI, RealServer, and custom external monitors that incorporate cURL.
On the BIG-IP system, access to the cURL utility is restricted to locally authenticated users.

Solution

Upgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution K85235351.

See Also

https://support.f5.com/csp/#/article/K85235351

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 105445

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL85235351.nasl

Version: 3.5

Type: local

Published: 2017/12/26

Modified: 2018/10/15

Dependencies: 76940

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/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: 2017/04/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-8624