F5 Networks BIG-IP : Linux kernel vulnerability (SOL15746)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 78696

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VPR Score: 5.8

Synopsis

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

Description

block/scsi_ioctl.c in the Linux kernel through 3.8 does not properly consider the SCSI device class during authorization of SCSI commands, which allows local users to bypass intended access restrictions via an SG_IO ioctl call that leverages overlapping opcodes.(CVE-2012-4542)

Solution

Upgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution SOL15746.

See Also

https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K15746

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 78696

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL15746.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Published: 2014/10/28

Updated: 2019/01/04

Dependencies: 76940

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5.8

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/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_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_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 Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/10/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4542

BID: 58088