F5 Networks BIG-IP : BIG-IP IPsec tunnel endpoint vulnerability (K05263202)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 118623


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


When the BIG-IP system is configured with a wildcard IPsec tunnel endpoint, it may allow a remote attacker to disrupt or impersonate the tunnels that have completed phase 1 IPsec negotiations. The attacker must possess the necessary credentials to negotiate the phase 1 of the IPsec exchange to exploit this vulnerability; in many environments, this limits the attack surface to other endpoints under the same administration. (CVE-2017-6156)


A remote attacker may be able to disrupt or impersonate the tunnels that have completed phase 1 IPsec negotiations.


Upgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution K05263202.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 118623

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL05263202.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: 6

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.4

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/04/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-6156