F5 BIG-IP SSL Acceleration Card information disclosure

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A vulnerability was found in F5 BIG-IP (Firewall Software) (the affected version unknown). It has been declared as problematic. This vulnerability affects an unknown part of the component SSL Acceleration Card Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a information disclosure vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-200. The product exposes sensitive information to an actor that is not explicitly authorized to have access to that information. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality.

The weakness was disclosed 09/05/2014 by Christopher Meyer, Juraj Somorovsky, Eugen Weiss, Jörg Schwenk, Sebastian Schinzel and Erik Tews as SOL15500 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is available at support.f5.com. This vulnerability was named CVE-2014-4024 since 06/11/2014. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. This vulnerability is assigned to T1592 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 78190 (F5 Networks BIG-IP : SSL acceleration card timing vulnerability (K15500)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family F5 Networks Local Security Checks.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (95834) and Tenable (78190).






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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.6
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.2

VulDB Base Score: 5.3
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Class: Information disclosure
CWE: CWE-200 / CWE-284 / CWE-266
ATT&CK: T1592

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Remote: Yes

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Status: Unproven

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Nessus ID: 78190
Nessus Name: F5 Networks BIG-IP : SSL acceleration card timing vulnerability (K15500)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Vendor: f5.com

Advisory: SOL15500
Researcher: Christopher Meyer, Juraj Somorovsky, Eugen Weiss, Jörg Schwenk, Sebastian Schinzel, Erik Tews
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2014-4024 (🔍)
X-Force: 95834 - Multiple F5 Networks information disclosure, Medium Risk
Vulnerability Center: 46043 - F5 Big-IP Multiple Products Remote Information Disclosure via Timing Attacks, Medium
SecurityFocus: 69680 - Multiple F5 Networks Products CVE-2014-4024 Information Disclosure Vulnerability


Created: 09/10/2014 10:35 AM
Updated: 02/15/2022 10:14 AM
Changes: 09/10/2014 10:35 AM (69), 06/06/2017 08:20 AM (1), 02/15/2022 10:04 AM (4), 02/15/2022 10:08 AM (11), 02/15/2022 10:14 AM (1)
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