F5 Networks BIG-IP : Python vulnerability (K16398)

High Nessus Plugin ID 82673

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VPR Score: 5.5

Synopsis

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

Description

Buffer overflow in the repr function in Python 2.3 through 2.6 before 20060822 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code via crafted wide character UTF-32/UCS-4 strings to certain scripts. (CVE-2006-4980)

Impact

An attacker may be able to cause a denial-of-service (DoS) to the system or execute malicious code through exploited scripts.

Solution

Upgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution K16398.

See Also

https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K16398

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 82673

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL16398.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Published: 2015/04/10

Updated: 2019/01/04

Dependencies: 76940

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.5

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_access_policy_manager, 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, Settings/ParanoidReport

Patch Publication Date: 2015/04/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-4980