F5 Networks BIG-IP : ssldump vulnerability (K46121888)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 118668


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


Administrative users by way of undisclosed methods can exploit the ssldump utilityto write to arbitrary file paths. For users who do not have Advanced Shell access (for example, any user when licensed for Appliance Mode), this allows more permissive file access than intended. (CVE-2018-5519)


This vulnerability allows unauthorized modification.


Upgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution K46121888.

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 118668

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL46121888.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Published: 2018/11/02

Updated: 2019/07/17

Dependencies: 76940

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5.5

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 4.9

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

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

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/BIG-IP/hotfix, Host/BIG-IP/modules, Host/BIG-IP/version, Settings/ParanoidReport

Patch Publication Date: 2018/04/30

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/05/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-5519