F5 Networks BIG-IP : Linux file utility vulnerabilities (K16347)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 97420

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VPR Score: 3.6

Synopsis

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

Description

CVE-2014-8116 The ELF parser (readelf.c) in file before 5.21 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption or crash) via a large number of (1) program or (2) section headers or (3) invalid capabilities.

CVE-2014-8117 softmagic.c in file before 5.21 does not properly limit recursion, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption or crash) via unspecified vectors.

Solution

Upgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution K16347.

See Also

https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K16347

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 97420

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL16347.nasl

Version: 3.6

Type: local

Published: 2017/02/28

Updated: 2020/03/18

Dependencies: 76940

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/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_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: 2015/07/21

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/12/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8116, CVE-2014-8117

BID: 71692, 71700