F5 Networks BIG-IP : Apache vulnerability (K42644206)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 118607


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


Apache modules apache_auth_token_mod and mod_auth_f5_auth_token.cpp allow possible unauthenticated bruteforce on the em_server_ip authorization parameter to obtain which SSL client certificates used for mutual authentication between BIG-IQ or Enterprise Manager (EM) andmanaged BIG-IP devices. (CVE-2017-6146)


This vulnerability can disclose the em_server_ip field of valid client certificates. This does not reveal the certificate needed for authentication.


Upgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution K42644206.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 118607

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL42644206.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Published: 2018/11/02

Updated: 2019/07/17

Dependencies: 76940

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

Vulnerability Information

CPE: 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

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: 2018/07/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-6146