F5 Networks BIG-IP : BIG-IP SNMP vulnerability (K42027747)

high Nessus Plugin ID 119635


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


The passphrases for SNMPv3 users and trap destinations that are used forauthentication and privacy are not handled by the BIG-IP system Secure Vault feature; they are written in the clear to the various configuration files. (CVE-2018-15328)

Note : The BIG-IP system Secure Vault feature provides an additional layer of security to the BIG-IP system by encrypting passwords and passphrases, which the system stores in its configuration files. For more information, refer to K73034260: Overview of the BIG-IP system Secure Vault feature.


BIG-IP, BIG-IQ, F5 iWorkflow, and Enterprise Manager

This vulnerability may allow an attacker to use the clear text passphrases to compromise the SNMP monitoring devices.

Traffix SDC

There is no impact; this F5 product is not affected by this vulnerability.


Upgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution K42027747.

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 119635

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL42027747.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Published: 12/13/2018

Updated: 11/2/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-15328


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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, Host/BIG-IP/hotfix, Host/BIG-IP/modules, Host/BIG-IP/version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/11/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/12/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-15328