F5 Networks BIG-IP : Linux kernel SCTP vulnerability (K16016)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 80891

Synopsis

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

Description

The sctp_process_param function in net/sctp/sm_make_chunk.c in the SCTP implementation in the Linux kernel before 3.17.4, when ASCONF is used, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) via a malformed INIT chunk.
(CVE-2014-7841)

Solution

Upgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution K16016.

See Also

https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K16016

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 80891

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL16016.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Published: 1/22/2015

Updated: 3/10/2021

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/21/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/30/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-7841

BID: 71081