F5 Networks BIG-IP : GnuTLS vulnerability (SOL15637)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 78199


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


The _gnutls_ciphertext2compressed function in lib/gnutls_cipher.c in GnuTLS 2.12.23 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (buffer over-read and crash) via a crafted padding length. NOTE: this might be due to an incorrect fix for CVE-2013-0169.


Upgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution SOL15637.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 78199

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL15637.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Published: 10/10/2014

Updated: 12/5/2022

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:f5:big-ip:acceleration_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip:access_policy_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip:advanced_firewall_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip:application_security_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip:application_visibility_and_reporting, 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:protocol_security_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip:wan_optimization_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip:web_accelerator_manager, 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: 10/6/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0169, CVE-2013-2116

BID: 57778, 60215