F5 Networks BIG-IP : big3d vulnerability (K82038789)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 118700


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


The big3d process does not irrevocably minimize group privileges at startup. (CVE-2018-5540)


There is not a known attack vector, but if the big3d process is compromised, it is possible for it to regain the group privileges it was launched with.


Upgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution K82038789.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 118700

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL82038789.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Published: 2018/11/02

Updated: 2019/07/17

Dependencies: 76940

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 2.1

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 4.4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_global_traffic_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, Settings/ParanoidReport

Patch Publication Date: 2018/07/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/07/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-5540