F5 Networks BIG-IP : BIG-IP Engineering Hotfix authentication bypass vulnerability (K55655944)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 184246

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 K55655944 advisory.

- BIG-IP configurations using Active Directory, LDAP, or Client Certificate LDAP for management authentication with multiple servers are exposed to a vulnerability which allows an authentication bypass.
This can result in a complete compromise of the system. This issue only impacts specific engineering hotfixes using the aforementioned authentication configuration. NOTE: This vulnerability does not affect any of the BIG-IP major, minor or maintenance releases you obtained from downloads.f5.com. The affected Engineering Hotfix builds are as follows: Hotfix-BIGIP-14.1.0.3.0.79.6-ENG.iso, Hotfix- BIGIP-14.1.0.3.0.97.6-ENG.iso, Hotfix-BIGIP-14.1.0.3.0.99.6-ENG.iso, Hotfix-BIGIP-14.1.0.5.0.15.5-ENG.iso, Hotfix-BIGIP-14.1.0.5.0.36.5-ENG.iso, Hotfix-BIGIP-14.1.0.5.0.40.5-ENG.iso, Hotfix- BIGIP-14.1.0.6.0.11.9-ENG.iso, Hotfix-BIGIP-14.1.0.6.0.14.9-ENG.iso, Hotfix-BIGIP-14.1.0.6.0.68.9-ENG.iso, Hotfix-BIGIP-14.1.0.6.0.70.9-ENG.iso, Hotfix-BIGIP-14.1.2.0.11.37-ENG.iso, Hotfix- BIGIP-14.1.2.0.18.37-ENG.iso, Hotfix-BIGIP-14.1.2.0.32.37-ENG.iso, Hotfix-BIGIP-14.1.2.1.0.46.4-ENG.iso, Hotfix-BIGIP-14.1.2.1.0.14.4-ENG.iso, Hotfix-BIGIP-14.1.2.1.0.16.4-ENG.iso, Hotfix- BIGIP-14.1.2.1.0.34.4-ENG.iso, Hotfix-BIGIP-14.1.2.1.0.97.4-ENG.iso, Hotfix-BIGIP-14.1.2.1.0.99.4-ENG.iso, Hotfix-BIGIP-14.1.2.1.0.105.4-ENG.iso, Hotfix-BIGIP-14.1.2.1.0.111.4-ENG.iso, Hotfix- BIGIP-14.1.2.1.0.115.4-ENG.iso, Hotfix-BIGIP-14.1.2.1.0.122.4-ENG.iso, Hotfix- BIGIP-15.0.1.0.33.11-ENG.iso, Hotfix-BIGIP-15.0.1.0.48.11-ENG.iso (CVE-2019-6675)

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 K55655944.

See Also

https://my.f5.com/manage/s/article/K55655944

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 184246

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL55655944.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Published: 11/2/2023

Updated: 11/2/2023

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-6675

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/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:/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:/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: 11/25/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/26/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-6675