VDB-91019 · CVE-2016-6876 · OpenVAS 61659

F5 BIG-IP up to 10.2.4/11.2.1/11.6.0/12.0.0 RESOLV::lookup iRule Command DNS Reply resource management

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in F5 BIG-IP up to 10.2.4/11.2.1/11.6.0/12.0.0 (Firewall Software). This issue affects an unknown code block of the component RESOLV::lookup iRule Command. The manipulation as part of a DNS Reply leads to a resource management vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-399. Impacted is availability.

The weakness was shared 08/30/2016 as SOL52638558 / 550596 as confirmed security advisory (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at support.f5.com. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2016-6876 since 08/18/2016. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 93239 (F5 Networks BIG-IP : RESOLV::lookup iRule command vulnerability (K52638558)), 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.

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 Tenable (93239) and SecurityTracker (ID 1036725†). The entries VDB-243656, VDB-253861, VDB-253866 and VDB-253869 are related to this item.







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Class: Resource management
CWE: CWE-399 / CWE-404

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Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 93239
Nessus Name: F5 Networks BIG-IP : RESOLV::lookup iRule command vulnerability (K52638558)
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OpenVAS ID: 61659
OpenVAS Name: F5 BIG-IP - SOL52638558 - RESOLV::lookup iRule command vulnerability CVE-2016-6876
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08/18/2016 🔍
08/30/2016 +12 days 🔍
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09/01/2016 +1 days 🔍
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09/07/2016 +6 days 🔍
09/14/2022 +2198 days 🔍


Vendor: f5.com

Advisory: SOL52638558 / 550596
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2016-6876 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1036725

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Created: 09/01/2016 07:43 PM
Updated: 09/14/2022 02:33 PM
Changes: 09/01/2016 07:43 PM (66), 04/06/2019 06:05 PM (10), 09/14/2022 02:33 PM (3)
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