F5 Networks BIG-IP : Linux kernel SCTP vulnerability (K37510383)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 97422
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Synopsis

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

Description

The sctp_init function in net/sctp/protocol.c in the Linux kernel before 4.2.3 has an incorrect sequence of protocol-initialization steps, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (panic or memory corruption) by creating SCTP sockets before all of the steps have finished. (CVE-2015-5283)

Solution

Upgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution K37510383.

See Also

https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K37510383

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 97422

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL37510383.nasl

Version: 3.7

Type: local

Published: 2/28/2017

Updated: 3/18/2020

Dependencies: f5_bigip_detect.nbin

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.7

Temporal Score: 3.5

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

Temporal Vector: 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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/28/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/19/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5283