F5 Networks BIG-IP : TMM vulnerability (K52167636)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 118675


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


Features in the BIG-IP system that utilizeinflate functionality directly, via an iRule, or via the inflate code from PEM module are subjected to a service disruption via a 'Zip Bomb' attack.(CVE-2017-6153)


BIG-IP systems deployed in Forward Proxy mode with the inflate functionality enabled are at greatest risk for this vulnerability.
BIG-IP systems that are collecting and manually decompressing data by way of iRules (using HTTP::collect and DECOMPRESS/COMPRESS ) have additional risk, as this situation may increase the likelihood of successful exploitation. The control plane is not impacted by this issue; this issue isobserved on the data plane.


Upgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution K52167636.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 118675

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL52167636.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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.3

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

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: 2018/05/31

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/06/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-6153