F5 Networks BIG-IP : Linux kernel vulnerability (K17246)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 85857

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VPR Score: 5.1

Synopsis

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

Description

The ping_unhash function in net/ipv4/ping.c in the Linux kernel before 4.0.3 does not initialize a certain list data structure during an unhash operation, which allows local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (use-after-free and system crash) by leveraging the ability to make a SOCK_DGRAM socket system call for the IPPROTO_ICMP or IPPROTO_ICMPV6 protocol, and then making a connect system call after a disconnect. (CVE-2015-3636)

Impact

A locally authenticated user, with a role that allows advanced shell access, may be able to escalate privileges or cause a denial-of-service (DoS) attack.

Solution

Upgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution K17246.

See Also

https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K17246

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 85857

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL17246.nasl

Version: 2.11

Type: local

Published: 2015/09/09

Updated: 2019/01/04

Dependencies: 76940

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5.1

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.9

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

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, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/09/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3636

BID: 74450