F5 Networks BIG-IP : vCMP vulnerability (K03165684)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 118619


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


Malicious root users with access to a vCMP guest can disrupt service on adjacent vCMP guests running on the same host. Exploiting this vulnerability causes the vcmpd process on the adjacent vCMP guest to restart and produce a core file. This issue is only exploitable on a vCMP guest which is operating in 'host-only' or 'bridged' mode. vCMP guests which are 'isolated' are not impacted by this issue and do not provide mechanism to exploit the vulnerability. Guests which are deployed in Appliance mode may be impacted; however, the exploit is not possible from an Appliance mode guest. To exploit this vulnerability, root access on a guest system deployed as 'host-only' or 'bridged' mode is required. (CVE-2018-5518)


This vulnerability allows an authenticated root user on a vCMP guest to disrupt service on adjacent vCMP guests running on the same host.


Upgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution K03165684.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 118619

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL03165684.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Published: 11/2/2018

Updated: 11/2/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 2.3

Temporal Score: 1.7

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-5518


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.4

Temporal Score: 4.7

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

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

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_domain_name_system, 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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/1/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/2/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-5518