F5 Networks BIG-IP : OpenSSL vulnerability (K17248)

High Nessus Plugin ID 85890


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


The Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS) implementation in crypto/cms/cms_asn1.c in OpenSSL before 0.9.8o and 1.x before 1.0.0a does not properly handle structures that contain OriginatorInfo, which allows context-dependent attackers to modify invalid memory locations or conduct double-free attacks, and possibly execute arbitrary code, via unspecified vectors. (CVE-2010-0742)


A locally authenticated user, with a role that allowsadvanced shell (bash) access, may be able to exploit OpenSSL to modify invalid memory locations or conduct double-free attacks, and execute arbitrary code.
However, affected F5 products that contain the vulnerable software component do not use the components in a way that exposes this vulnerability. There are no remote access vectors for this issue, and there is no data plane exposure.


Upgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution K17248.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 85890

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL17248.nasl

Version: 2.6

Type: local

Published: 2015/09/10

Updated: 2019/01/04

Dependencies: 76940

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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_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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/09/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0742

BID: 40502