F5 Networks BIG-IP : TMM vulnerability (K46940010)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 118669


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


A malformed Transport Layer Security (TLS) handshake causes the Traffic Management Microkernel (TMM) to stop responding, leading to a disruption of service. This issue is only exposed on the data plane when a Proxy SSL configuration is enabled. The control plane is not impacted by this issue. (CVE-2018-5513)


The BIG-IP system may temporarily fail to process traffic as it recovers from a TMM restart, and devices configured as a high availability (HA) pair may fail over.


Upgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution K46940010.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 118669

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL46940010.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: 5

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

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_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: 2018/05/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-5513