F5 Networks BIG-IP : MySQL vulnerability (K16845) (BACKRONYM)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 111708


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


An unspecified vulnerability in the MySQL Client component in Oracle MySQL 5.7.2 and earlier allows an attacker to downgrade MySQL SSL/TLS connections, snoop database queries and results, or directly manipulate database contents. (CVE-2015-3152)


Although the BIG-IP system includes the vulnerable components, in a standard configuration, the vulnerability is not exposed. The MySQL Client could be used to initiate connections from the BIG-IP CLI, to a remote database, using SSL/TLS. The built-in BIG-IP MySQL monitor does not support SSL/TLS. However, a custom External Application Verification (EAV) monitor could be written to use MySQL with SSL/TLS.
In a standard/default configuration, the BIG-IP system is not vulnerable.

Note : Enterprise Manager does not support the configuration of EAV monitors.


Upgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution K16845.

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 111708

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL16845.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Published: 8/15/2018

Updated: 3/10/2021

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.9

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

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_wan_optimization_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, Settings/ParanoidReport, Host/BIG-IP/hotfix, Host/BIG-IP/modules, Host/BIG-IP/version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/2/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/16/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3152

BID: 74398