F5 Networks BIG-IP : Linux kernel vulnerability (K61429540)

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VPR Score: 6.7

Synopsis

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

Description

The tcp_v6_syn_recv_sock function in net/ipv6/tcp_ipv6.c in the Linux kernel through 4.11.1 mishandles inheritance, which allows local users to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact via crafted system calls, a related issue to CVE-2017-8890.
(CVE-2017-9077)

Impact

This vulnerability allows a disruption of service and possibly an unauthorized disclosure of information.

Solution

Upgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution K61429540.

See Also

https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K61429540

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 118685

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL61429540.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Published: 11/2/2018

Updated: 4/16/2019

Dependencies: f5_bigip_detect.nbin

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 7/2/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/10/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-8890, CVE-2017-9077