F5 Networks BIG-IP : BIG-IP SOCKS proxy vulnerability (K55225440)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 118683


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


Responses to SOCKS proxy requests made through the BIG-IP system may cause a disruption of service provided by theTraffic Management Microkernel (TMM). The data plane is impacted and exposed only when a SOCKS proxy profile is attached to a virtual server. The control plane is not impacted by this vulnerability. (CVE-2017-6148)


An attacker may be able to perform a denial-of-service (DoS) attack on a BIG-IP system by causing the TMM process to restart.


Upgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution K55225440.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 118683

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL55225440.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_link_controller, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_local_traffic_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_policy_enforcement_manager, cpe:/h:f5:big-ip

Patch Publication Date: 2018/04/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-6148