F5 Networks BIG-IP : Linux kernel vulnerability (K17241)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 85856


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


The vdso_addr function in arch/x86/vdso/vma.c in the Linux kernel through 3.18.2 does not properly choose memory locations for the vDSO area, which makes it easier for local users to bypass the ASLR protection mechanism by guessing a location at the end of a PMD.


When exploited, a local authenticated user may be able to modify some system files or information on an affected F5 system. However, the local authenticated user cannot control which file or information can be modified.


Upgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution K17241.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 85856

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL17241.nasl

Version: 2.7

Type: local

Published: 2015/09/09

Updated: 2019/06/18

Dependencies: 76940

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.6

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

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_webaccelerator, cpe:/h:f5:big-ip

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/BIG-IP/hotfix, Host/BIG-IP/modules, Host/BIG-IP/version, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/09/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/01/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9585

BID: 71990