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                              ESB-2019.4305.2
                      TMM vulnerability CVE-2019-6660
                             22 November 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-2019-6660  

Original Bulletin: 
   https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K23860356

Revision History:  November 22 2019: Clarified the Security Advisory Description 
                                     section
                   November 15 2019: Initial Release

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K23860356:TMM vulnerability CVE-2019-6660

Security Advisory

Original Publication Date: 15 Nov, 2019

Latest   Publication Date: 22 Nov, 2019

Security Advisory Description

iRules performing HTTP header manipulation may cause a denial-of-service(DoS)
when processing traffic handled by a virtual server with an associated HTTP
profile, in specific circumstances, when the requests do not strictly conform
to RFCs.(CVE-2019-6660)

Impact

The affected BIG-IP system's Traffic Management Microkernel (TMM) process
enters a loop when handling malformed HTTP requests, and this may result in an
interruption in traffic processing. If the BIG-IP system is part of a high
availability (HA) group, a device failover may occur.

Security Advisory Status

F5 Product Development has assigned ID 767653 (BIG-IP) to this vulnerability.

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, point 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|          |          |      |          |
+-------------------+------+----------+----------+----------+------+----------+
|                   |15.x  |None      |15.0.0    |          |      |          |
|                   +------+----------+----------+          |      |          |
|                   |      |14.1.0 -  |          |          |      |          |
|                   |14.x  |14.1.2    |14.1.2.1  |          |      |          |
|BIG-IP (LTM, AAM,  |      |14.0.0 -  |14.0.1.1  |          |      |          |
|AFM, Analytics,    |      |14.0.1    |          |          |      |          |
|APM, ASM, DNS, Edge+------+----------+----------+          |      |          |
|Gateway, FPS, GTM, |13.x  |13.1.0 -  |13.1.3    |High      |7.5   |TMM       |
|Link Controller,   |      |13.1.1    |          |          |      |          |
|PEM,               +------+----------+----------+          |      |          |
|WebAccelerator)    |12.x  |None      |Not       |          |      |          |
|                   |      |          |applicable|          |      |          |
|                   +------+----------+----------+          |      |          |
|                   |11.x  |None      |Not       |          |      |          |
|                   |      |          |applicable|          |      |          |
+-------------------+------+----------+----------+----------+------+----------+
|Enterprise Manager |3.x   |None      |Not       |Not       |None  |None      |
|                   |      |          |applicable|vulnerable|      |          |
+-------------------+------+----------+----------+----------+------+----------+
|                   |7.x   |None      |Not       |          |      |          |
|                   |      |          |applicable|          |      |          |
|                   +------+----------+----------+          |      |          |
|BIG-IQ Centralized |6.x   |None      |Not       |Not       |None  |None      |
|Management         |      |          |applicable|vulnerable|      |          |
|                   +------+----------+----------+          |      |          |
|                   |5.x   |None      |Not       |          |      |          |
|                   |      |          |applicable|          |      |          |
+-------------------+------+----------+----------+----------+------+----------+
|F5 iWorkflow       |2.x   |None      |Not       |Not       |None  |None      |
|                   |      |          |applicable|vulnerable|      |          |
+-------------------+------+----------+----------+----------+------+----------+
|Traffix SDC        |5.x   |None      |Not       |Not       |None  |None      |
|                   |      |          |applicable|vulnerable|      |          |
+-------------------+------+----------+----------+----------+------+----------+

^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.

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

To mitigate this vulnerability, you can use an iRule on the affected virtual
server to stop processing when an HTTP request of version HTTP/0.9 is detected.

For example:

if {[HTTP::version] equals "0.9"} {return}

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 K13123: Managing BIG-IP product hotfixes (11.x - 15.x)
  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
  o K21232150: Considerations for upgrading BIG-IQ or F5 iWorkflow systems

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