ESB-2018.2466.3 - UPDATE [Appliance] F5 BIG-IP products: Denial of service - Remote/unauthenticated 2019-01-31

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                              ESB-2018.2466.3
             K98528405:BIG-IP BIND vulnerability CVE-2018-5740
                              31 January 2019

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           F5 BIG-IP products
Publisher:         F5 Networks
Operating System:  Network Appliance
Impact/Access:     Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2018-5740  

Reference:         ESB-2018.2293

Original Bulletin: 
   https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K98528405

Revision History:  January  31 2019: Patch v13.1.1.4 released
                   November  5 2018: F5 have introduced a fix in v14.0.3.
                   August   21 2018: Initial Release

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K98528405: BIG-IP BIND vulnerability CVE-2018-5740

Security Advisory

Original Publication Date: Aug 21, 2018
Updated Date: Jan 31, 2019

Applies to (see versions):

  o Product: BIG-IQ, BIG-IQ Centralized Management
      o 6.0.1, 6.0.0, 5.4.0, 5.3.0, 5.2.0, 5.1.0, 5.0.0, 4.6.0
  o Product: BIG-IP, BIG-IP AAM, BIG-IP AFM, BIG-IP Analytics, BIG-IP APM,
    BIG-IP ASM, BIG-IP DNS, BIG-IP Edge Gateway, BIG-IP FPS, BIG-IP GTM, BIG-IP
    Link Controller, BIG-IP LTM, BIG-IP PEM, BIG-IP WebAccelerator
      o 14.1.0, 14.0.0, 13.1.1, 13.1.0, 13.0.1, 13.0.0, 12.1.3, 12.1.2, 12.1.1,
        12.1.0, 11.6.3, 11.6.2, 11.6.1, 11.5.7, 11.5.6, 11.5.5, 11.5.4, 11.5.3,
        11.5.2, 11.5.1, 11.2.1
  o Product: Enterprise Manager
      o 3.1.1
  o Product: F5 iWorkflow
      o 2.3.0, 2.2.0, 2.1.0
  o Product: Traffix SDC
      o 5.1.0, 4.4.0
  o Product: BIG-IQ Cloud and Orchestration
      o 1.0.0

Security Advisory Description

A flaw in the "deny-answer-aliases" feature can cause an INSIST assertion
failure in named. (CVE-2018-5740)

Impact

A flaw in a rarely used BIND feature can cause an assertion failure in named.
As a result, the bind process restarts.

Security Advisory Status

F5 Product Development has assigned ID 738985 (BIG-IP) to this vulnerability.
Additionally, BIG-IP iHealth may list Heuristic H98528405 on the Diagnostics >
Identified > High page.

To determine if your product and version have been evaluated for this
vulnerability, refer to the Applies to (see versions) box. To determine if your
release is known to be vulnerable, the components or features that are affected
by the vulnerability, and for information about releases or hotfixes that
address the vulnerability, refer to the following table. For more information
about security advisory versioning, refer to K51812227: Understanding Security
Advisory versioning.

+-------------------+------+----------+----------+----------+------+----------+
|                   |      |Versions  |Fixes     |          |CVSSv3|Vulnerable|
|Product            |Branch|known to  |introduced|Severity  |score^|component |
|                   |      |be        |in        |          |1     |or feature|
|                   |      |vulnerable|          |          |      |          |
+-------------------+------+----------+----------+----------+------+----------+
|                   |14.x  |14.0.0    |14.1.0    |          |      |          |
|                   |      |          |14.0.0.3  |          |      |          |
|BIG-IP (LTM, AAM,  +------+----------+----------+          |      |          |
|AFM, Analytics,    |13.x  |13.0.0 -  |13.1.1.4  |          |      |          |
|APM, ASM, DNS, Edge|      |13.1.1    |          |          |      |          |
|Gateway, FPS, GTM, +------+----------+----------+High^2    |7.5   |named     |
|Link Controller,   |12.x  |12.1.0 -  |None      |          |      |          |
|PEM,               |      |12.1.3    |          |          |      |          |
|WebAccelerator)    +------+----------+----------+          |      |          |
|                   |11.x  |11.2.1 -  |None      |          |      |          |
|                   |      |11.6.3    |          |          |      |          |
+-------------------+------+----------+----------+----------+------+----------+
|Enterprise Manager |3.x   |None      |Not       |Not       |None  |None      |
|                   |      |          |applicable|vulnerable|      |          |
+-------------------+------+----------+----------+----------+------+----------+
|                   |6.x   |None      |Not       |          |      |          |
|                   |      |          |applicable|          |      |          |
|                   +------+----------+----------+          |      |          |
|BIG-IQ Centralized |5.x   |None      |Not       |Not       |None  |None      |
|Management         |      |          |applicable|vulnerable|      |          |
|                   +------+----------+----------+          |      |          |
|                   |4.x   |None      |Not       |          |      |          |
|                   |      |          |applicable|          |      |          |
+-------------------+------+----------+----------+----------+------+----------+
|BIG-IQ Cloud and   |1.x   |None      |Not       |Not       |None  |None      |
|Orchestration      |      |          |applicable|vulnerable|      |          |
+-------------------+------+----------+----------+----------+------+----------+
|F5 iWorkflow       |2.x   |None      |Not       |Not       |None  |None      |
|                   |      |          |applicable|vulnerable|      |          |
+-------------------+------+----------+----------+----------+------+----------+
|                   |5.x   |None      |Not       |          |      |          |
|                   |      |          |applicable|Not       |      |          |
|Traffix SDC        +------+----------+----------+vulnerable|None  |None      |
|                   |4.x   |None      |Not       |          |      |          |
|                   |      |          |applicable|          |      |          |
+-------------------+------+----------+----------+----------+------+----------+

^1The CVSSv3 score link takes you to a resource outside of AskF5, and it is
possible that the document may be removed without our knowledge.

^2The vulnerability is exposed when the named configuration feature "
deny-answer-aliases" is explicitly configured (this feature is not
configured in the default named configuration).

Security Advisory Recommended Actions

If you are running a version listed in the Versions known to be vulnerable
column, you can eliminate this vulnerability by upgrading to a version listed
in the Fixes introduced in column. If the table lists only an older version
than what you are currently running, or does not list a non-vulnerable version,
then no upgrade candidate currently exists.

Mitigation

Do not configure BIND named to use the deny-answer-aliases feature.

Supplemental Information

  o K51812227: Understanding Security Advisory versioning
  o K41942608: Overview of Security Advisory articles
  o K4602: Overview of the F5 security vulnerability response policy
  o K4918: Overview of the F5 critical issue hotfix policy
  o K9502: BIG-IP hotfix and point release matrix
  o K48955220: Installing an OPSWAT Endpoint Security update on BIG-IP APM
    systems (11.4.x and later)
  o K167: Downloading software and firmware from F5
  o K9970: Subscribing to email notifications regarding F5 products
  o K9957: Creating a custom RSS feed to view new and updated documents

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