F5 Networks BIG-IP : vCMP vulnerability (K64721111)

high Nessus Plugin ID 118691


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


Through undisclosed methods,adjacent network attackers can cause a denial of service for vCMP guest and host systems. Attacks must be sourced from an adjacent network (Layer 2). (CVE-2018-5531)



An attacker from an adjacent network may be able to cause a denial-of-service (DoS) attack on the BIG-IP Virtual Clustered Multiprocessing (vCMP) host and any defined guests by exploiting the vulnerability on the vCMP guest.

BIG-IQ, F5 iWorkflow, Enterprise Manager, ARX, LineRate, and Traffix SDC

There is no impact; these F5 products are not affected by this vulnerability.


Upgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution K64721111.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 118691

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL64721111.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Published: 11/2/2018

Updated: 11/2/2023

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.1

Temporal Score: 4.5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-5531


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.4

Temporal Score: 6.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

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_domain_name_system, 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, Settings/ParanoidReport, Host/BIG-IP/hotfix, Host/BIG-IP/modules, Host/BIG-IP/version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/24/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/25/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-5531