F5 Networks BIG-IP : TMM vulnerability (K94105051)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 118703


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


A remote attacker may be able to disrupt services on the BIG-IP if the TMM virtual server is configured with a HTML or a Rewrite profile. TMM may restart while processing some specially prepared HTML content from the back end. (CVE-2018-5537)


The BIG-IP system may temporarily fail to process traffic as it recovers from a Traffic Management Microkernel (TMM) restart. If the BIG-IP system is configured for high availability (HA), it fails over to a peer system.


Upgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution K94105051.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 118703

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL94105051.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: 2.6

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.3

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/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_global_traffic_manager, 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: 2018/07/24

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/07/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-5537