F5 Networks BIG-IP : Linux kernel vulnerability (SOL15852)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 79340

Synopsis

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

Description

The try_to_unmap_cluster function in mm/rmap.c in the Linux kernel before 3.14.3 does not properly consider which pages must be locked, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) by triggering a memory-usage pattern that requires removal of page-table mappings.

Solution

Upgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution SOL15852.

See Also

https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K15852

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 79340

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL15852.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Published: 11/20/2014

Updated: 3/10/2021

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.9

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: E:ND/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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/19/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/11/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3122

BID: 67162