F5 Networks BIG-IP : Sockstress DoS tool vulnerability (SOL10509)

high Nessus Plugin ID 78121

Synopsis

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

Description

Sockstress DoS tool CVE-2008-4609. The TCP implementation in (1) Linux, (2) platforms based on BSD Unix, (3) Microsoft Windows, (4) Cisco products, and probably other operating systems allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (connection queue exhaustion) via multiple vectors that manipulate information in the TCP state table, as demonstrated by sockstress.

Solution

Upgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution SOL10509.

See Also

https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K10509

https://www.viestintavirasto.fi/en/cybersecurity.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 78121

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL10509.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Published: 10/10/2014

Updated: 1/11/2021

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.1

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_application_security_manager, 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_wan_optimization_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_webaccelerator, cpe:/h:f5:big-ip, cpe:/h:f5:big-ip_protocol_security_manager

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: 9/7/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4609

BID: 31545

CWE: 16