ESB-2018.3206.2 - UPDATE F5 Products: Unauthorised access - Remote/unauthenticated 2018-10-26

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              K52868493: libssh vulnerability CVE-2018-10933
                              26 October 2018


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           F5 Products
Publisher:         F5 Networks
Impact/Access:     Unauthorised Access -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Mitigation
CVE Names:         CVE-2018-10933  

Reference:         ESB-2018.3198

Original Bulletin:

Revision History:  October 26 2018: There is no impact. F5 products are not 
                                    vulnerable to CVE-2018-10933
                   October 22 2018: Initial Release

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K52868493: libssh vulnerability CVE-2018-10933

Security Advisory

Original Publication Date: Oct 19, 2018
Updated Date: Oct 26, 2018

Security Advisory Description

A vulnerability was found in libssh's server-side state machine before versions
0.7.6 and 0.8.4. A malicious client could create channels without first
performing authentication, resulting in unauthorized access. (CVE-2018-10933)


There is no impact. F5 products are not vulnerable to CVE-2018-10933.


- - There are security scanners that will report the BIG-IP system as vulnerable;
 this is due to "banner grabbing." This is a false positive.
- - There are log messages, which appear only in the sshplugin debug log, that
indicate a shell has been spawned. These messages are incorrect.
- - There is no security exposure of SSH virtual server pool members made
possible by this issue.

Security Advisory Status

F5 Product Development has evaluated the currently supported releases for
potential vulnerability, and no F5 products were found to be vulnerable.

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 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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