F5 Networks BIG-IP : BIG-IP ASM vulnerability (K12403422)

High Nessus Plugin ID 118631


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


When the BIG-IP ASM system processes HTTP requests, an unusually large number of parameters can cause excessive CPU usage in the BIG-IP ASM bd process. (CVE-2018-5541)



When this vulnerability is exploited, the BIG-IP ASM system may experience a denial of service (DoS). BIG-IP systems that are not provisioned with BIG-IP ASM are not affected.

BIG-IQ, F5 iWorkflow, Enterprise Manager, ARX, and Traffix SDC

There is no impact; these F5 products are not affected by this vulnerability.


Upgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution K12403422.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 118631

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL12403422.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Published: 2018/11/02

Updated: 2019/01/04

Dependencies: 76940

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.8

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

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_application_security_manager, cpe:/h:f5:big-ip

Patch Publication Date: 2018/07/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-5541