F5 Networks BIG-IP : OpenSSL vulnerability (K13167034)

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VPR Score: 4.4

Synopsis

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

Description

The DES and Triple DES ciphers, as used in the TLS, SSH, and IPSec protocols and other protocols and products, have a birthday bound of approximately four billion blocks, which makes it easier for remote attackers to obtain cleartext data via a birthday attack against a long-duration encrypted session, as demonstrated by an HTTPS session using Triple DES in CBC mode, aka a 'Sweet32' attack.(CVE-2016-2183)

Important : This vulnerability is caused by functionality in the OpenSSL software library. A viable mitigation is available in the mitigation section. There will be no further updates to this article, unless new information is discovered.

Impact

Remote attackers may be able to obtain cleartext data using a birthday attack againstlong-duration encrypted sessions.

Solution

Upgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution K13167034.

See Also

https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K13167034

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 97477

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL13167034.nasl

Version: 3.12

Type: local

Published: 3/2/2017

Updated: 2/24/2020

Dependencies: f5_bigip_detect.nbin

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 4.4

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/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: 10/4/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/1/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2183