F5 Networks BIG-IP : glibc vulnerability (K55001100)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 99204

Synopsis

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

Description

res_query in libresolv in glibc before 2.25 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and process crash). (CVE-2015-5180)

Impact

For this vulnerability, an attacker must have local access to the system and know how to make the glibc function trigger an exploit. The attacker may be able to dereference a NULL pointer and cause an application to restart.

Solution

Upgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution K55001100.

See Also

https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K55001100

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 99204

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL55001100.nasl

Version: 3.11

Type: local

Published: 2017/04/06

Updated: 2020/03/09

Dependencies: 76940

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

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

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:N/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/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_link_controller, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_local_traffic_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_policy_enforcement_manager, cpe:/h:f5:big-ip

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/BIG-IP/hotfix, Host/BIG-IP/modules, Host/BIG-IP/version

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/03/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/06/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5180