F5 Networks BIG-IP : TLS vulnerability (K02714910)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 118598


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


In some circumstances, the Traffic Management Microkernel (TMM) does not properly handle certain malformed TLS1.2 records, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial-of-service (DoS) or possible remote command execution on the BIG-IP system. (CVE-2017-6164)


A remote attacker may be able cause a denial of service (DoS) or possibly run a commandremotelyon the BIG-IP system.


Upgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution K02714910.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 118598

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL02714910.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Published: 2018/11/02

Updated: 2019/07/17

Dependencies: 76940

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.1

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

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

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/BIG-IP/hotfix, Host/BIG-IP/modules, Host/BIG-IP/version, Settings/ParanoidReport

Patch Publication Date: 2017/12/20

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/12/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-6164