F5 Networks BIG-IP : BIG-IP ASM vulnerability (K75432956)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 118696


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


Under certain conditions, on F5 BIG-IP ASM 13.0.0-, 12.1.0-, 11.6.0-, 11.5.1-11.5.6, or 11.2.1, when processing CSRF protections, the BIG-IP ASM bd process may restart and produce a core file. (CVE-2018-5539)



The affected BIG-IP ASM system fails to process traffic while the bd process restarts.

BIG-IQ, F5 iWorkflow, Enterprise Manager, ARX, 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 K75432956.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 118696

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL75432956.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Published: 2018/11/02

Updated: 2020/03/09

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_application_security_manager, cpe:/h:f5:big-ip

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/07/24

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/07/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-5539