F5 Networks BIG-IP : Intel BIOS vulnerability (K04303225)

high Nessus Plugin ID 162475

Synopsis

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

Description

The version of F5 Networks BIG-IP installed on the remote host is prior to tested version. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the K04303225 advisory.

- Uncaught exception in the BIOS firmware for some Intel(R) Processors may allow a privileged user to potentially enable aescalation of privilege via local access. (CVE-2021-0190)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Upgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution K04303225.

See Also

https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K04303225

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 162475

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL04303225.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Published: 6/22/2022

Updated: 6/22/2022

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-0190

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:f5:big-ip_application_security_manager:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, cpe:2.3:a:f5:big-ip_access_policy_manager:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, cpe:2.3:a:f5:big-ip_advanced_firewall_manager:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, cpe:2.3:a:f5:big-ip_global_traffic_manager:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, cpe:2.3:a:f5:big-ip_local_traffic_manager:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, cpe:2.3:a:f5:big-ip_policy_enforcement_manager:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, cpe:2.3:a:f5:big-ip_wan_optimization_manager:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, cpe:2.3:h:f5:big-ip_protocol_security_manager:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, cpe:2.3: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: 6/22/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/10/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-0190