F5 Networks BIG-IP : TMM vulnerability (K34514540)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 118604


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


Malicious requests made to virtual servers with an HTTP profile can cause the TMM to restart. The issue is exposed with BIG-IP APM profiles, regardless of settings. The issue is also exposed with the non-default 'normalize URI' configuration options used in iRules and/or BIG-IP LTM policies. (CVE-2017-6138)


An attacker may be able to disrupt traffic or cause the BIG-IP system to fail over to another device in the device group. This vulnerability affects systems with any of the following configurations :

A virtual server associated with a BIG-IPAPM profile.

A virtual server associated with an HTTP profile and a local traffic policy that has a rule condition with the HTTP URI and Use normalized URI options enabled (the Use normalized URI option is disabled by default). For example, in the following configuration excerpt, the local traffic policy is vulnerable :

ltm policy /Common/K34514540 {

requires { http } rules { vulnerable { conditions { 0 { http-uri path normalized values { /exploitable } } } } } strategy /Common/first-match }

A virtual server associated with an HTTP profile and an iRule using any of the following iRules commands with the -normalized switch:



For example :

when HTTP_REQUEST { if { ([HTTP::uri -normalized] starts_with '/exploitable')} { log local0.error 'K34514540 URI example' } elseif { ([HTTP::query -normalized] starts_with '/exploitable')} { log local0.error 'K34514540 Query example' } elseif { ([HTTP::path

-normalized] starts_with '/exploitable')} { log local0.error 'K34514540 Path example' } }


Upgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution K34514540.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 118604

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL34514540.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Published: 2018/11/02

Updated: 2019/01/04

Dependencies: 76940

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/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:/h:f5:big-ip

Patch Publication Date: 2017/12/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-6138