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          SOL49820145: Apache Tomcat vulnerability CVE-2016-8735
                              2 December 2016


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           F5 ARX
                   F5 Traffix SDC
Publisher:         F5 Networks
Operating System:  Network Appliance
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Mitigation
CVE Names:         CVE-2016-8735  

Reference:         ESB-2016.2795

Original Bulletin: 

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SOL49820145: Apache Tomcat vulnerability CVE-2016-8735

Security Advisory

Original Publication Date: 12/01/2016

Vulnerability Description

** RESERVED ** This candidate has been reserved by an organization or 
individual that will use it when announcing a new security problem. When the 
candidate has been publicized, the details for this candidate will be 
provided. (CVE-2016-8735)


An attacker can execute arbitrary code via the Apache Tomcat 
JmxRemoteLifecycleListener component.

Security Issue Status

F5 Product Development has assigned ID 466436 (ARX) and INSTALLER-2832 
(Traffix SDC) to this vulnerability.

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 

Product 	Versions known to be vulnerable 	Versions known to be not vulnerable 	Severity 	Vulnerable component or feature

ARX 		6.2.0 - 6.4.0 				None 					Medium 		Apache Tomcat

Traffix SDC 	5.0.0 - 5.1.0 				None 					Medium 		Apache Tomcat 
		4.0.0 - 4.4.0

Vulnerability 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 Versions known to be not vulnerable 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.


To mitigate this vulnerability, you can limit access to the ARX GUI and 
Traffix SDC Management Console to only use secure networks.

Supplemental Information

SOL9970: Subscribing to email notifications regarding F5 products

SOL9957: Creating a custom RSS feed to view new and updated documents

SOL4602: Overview of the F5 security vulnerability response policy

SOL4918: Overview of the F5 critical issue hotfix policy

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