F5 Networks BIG-IP : Apache Xerces vulnerability (K04253390)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 105466


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


Use-after-free vulnerability in validators/DTD/DTDScanner.cpp in Apache Xerces C++ 3.1.3 and earlier does not properly handle exceptions raised in the XMLReader class, which allows context-dependent attackers to have unspecified impact via an invalid character in an XML document. (CVE-2016-2099)


Upgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution K04253390.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 105466

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL04253390.nasl

Version: 3.3

Type: local

Published: 2017/12/28

Modified: 2018/07/10

Dependencies: 76940

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

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_application_visibility_and_reporting, cpe:/h:f5:big-ip

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: 2016/07/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2099