F5 Networks BIG-IP : Linux kernel vulnerability (K31300371)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 91694
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VPR Score: 3.4

Synopsis

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

Description

The ipc_rcu_putref function in ipc/util.c in the Linux kernel before 3.10 does not properly manage a reference count, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption or system crash) via a crafted application. (CVE-2013-4483)

Solution

Upgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution K31300371.

See Also

https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K31300371

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 91694

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL31300371.nasl

Version: 2.6

Type: local

Published: 6/20/2016

Updated: 3/10/2021

Dependencies: f5_bigip_detect.nbin

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.4

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.9

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/17/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/4/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4483

BID: 63445