F5 BIG-IP up to 11.5.4/11.6.1/12.1.1/13.0.0 TMM Packet input validation

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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, has been found in F5 BIG-IP up to 11.5.4/11.6.1/12.1.1/13.0.0 (Firewall Software). This issue affects an unknown part of the component TMM. The manipulation as part of a Packet leads to a input validation vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-20. The product receives input or data, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly. Impacted is availability. The summary by CVE is:

In F5 BIG-IP LTM, AAM, AFM, Analytics, APM, ASM, DNS, GTM, Link Controller, PEM and Websafe software version 13.0.0, 12.0.0 to 12.1.2, 11.6.0 to 11.6.1 and 11.5.0 - 11.5.4, an undisclosed sequence of packets sent to BIG-IP High Availability state mirror listeners (primary and/or secondary IP) may cause TMM to restart.

The bug was discovered 12/21/2017. The weakness was released 12/21/2017 (Website). The advisory is shared at support.f5.com. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2017-6132 since 02/21/2017. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 118600 (F5 Networks BIG-IP : TMM vulnerability (K12044607)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family F5 Networks Local Security Checks and running in the context l.

Addressing this vulnerability is possible by firewalling . A possible mitigation has been published before and not just after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (118600).







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Class: Input validation

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Nessus ID: 118600
Nessus Name: F5 Networks BIG-IP : TMM vulnerability (K12044607)
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02/21/2017 🔍
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Vendor: f5.com

Advisory: K12044607
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CVE: CVE-2017-6132 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1040049
SecurityFocus: 102333 - Multiple F5 BIG-IP Products CVE-2017-6132 Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability


Created: 12/22/2017 08:16 AM
Updated: 01/18/2023 05:19 PM
Changes: 12/22/2017 08:16 AM (64), 02/22/2020 03:33 PM (9), 01/27/2021 05:53 PM (3), 01/18/2023 05:19 PM (3)
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