F5 Networks BIG-IP : perl-XML-Twig vulnerability (K08383757)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 105467


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


perl-XML-Twig: The option to `expand_external_ents`, documented as controlling external entity expansion in XML::Twig does not work.
External entities are always expanded, regardless of the option's setting. (CVE-2016-9180)


An authenticated user with a BIG-IP ASM administrative role, such as Policy Editor, may be able to craft an XML message which, when processed by the ASMConfig process using perl-XML-Twig , maycause a denial of service (DoS) orpotentially aninformation disclosure.


Upgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution K08383757.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 105467

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL08383757.nasl

Version: 3.4

Type: local

Published: 2017/12/28

Modified: 2018/07/10

Dependencies: 76940

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 4.7

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.1

Temporal Score: 7.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_application_security_manager, 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: 2017/02/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-9180