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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                               ESB-2021.2361
               Apache Cassandra vulnerability CVE-2020-13946
                               13 July 2021

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           Traffix SDC
Publisher:         F5 Networks
Operating System:  Network Appliance
Impact/Access:     Provide Misleading Information -- Remote/Unauthenticated
                   Access Confidential Data       -- Remote/Unauthenticated
                   Reduced Security               -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        None
CVE Names:         CVE-2020-13946 CVE-2019-2684 

Reference:         ESB-2021.0883

Original Bulletin: 
   https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K36212405

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K36212405: Apache Cassandra vulnerability CVE-2020-13946

Original Publication Date: 13 Jul, 2021

Security Advisory Description

In Apache Cassandra, all versions prior to 2.1.22, 2.2.18, 3.0.22, 3.11.8 and
4.0-beta2, it is possible for a local attacker without access to the Apache
Cassandra process or configuration files to manipulate the RMI registry to
perform a man-in-the-middle attack and capture user names and passwords used to
access the JMX interface. The attacker can then use these credentials to access
the JMX interface and perform unauthorised operations. Users should also be
aware of CVE-2019-2684, a JRE vulnerability that enables this issue to be
exploited remotely. (CVE-2020-13946)

Impact

An attacker can exploit this vulnerability to access the JMX interface and
perform unauthorized operations and may have access to sensitive information
that they are not explicitly authorized to have access to.

Security Advisory Status

F5 Product Development has assigned ID SDC-1201 (Traffic SDC) 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.

Note: After a fix is introduced for a given minor branch, that fix applies to
all subsequent maintenance and point releases for that branch, and no
additional fixes for that branch will be listed in the table. For example, when
a fix is introduced in 14.1.2.3, the fix also applies to 14.1.2.4, and all
later 14.1.x releases (14.1.3.x., 14.1.4.x). For more information, refer to
K51812227: Understanding security advisory versioning. Additionally, software
versions preceding those listed in the following table have reached the End of
Technical Support (EoTS) phase of their lifecycle and are no longer evaluated
for security issues. For more information, refer to the Security hotfixes
section of K4602: Overview of the F5 security vulnerability response policy.

+------------+------+--------------+----------+----------+------+-------------+
|            |      |Versions known|Fixes     |          |CVSSv3|Vulnerable   |
|Product     |Branch|to be         |introduced|Severity  |score^|component or |
|            |      |vulnerable^1  |in        |          |2     |feature      |
+------------+------+--------------+----------+----------+------+-------------+
|            |16.x  |None          |Not       |          |      |             |
|            |      |              |applicable|          |      |             |
|            +------+--------------+----------+          |      |             |
|            |15.x  |None          |Not       |          |      |             |
|            |      |              |applicable|          |      |             |
|            +------+--------------+----------+          |      |             |
|            |14.x  |None          |Not       |          |      |             |
|BIG-IP (all |      |              |applicable|Not       |      |             |
|modules)    +------+--------------+----------+vulnerable|None  |None         |
|            |13.x  |None          |Not       |          |      |             |
|            |      |              |applicable|          |      |             |
|            +------+--------------+----------+          |      |             |
|            |12.x  |None          |Not       |          |      |             |
|            |      |              |applicable|          |      |             |
|            +------+--------------+----------+          |      |             |
|            |11.x  |None          |Not       |          |      |             |
|            |      |              |applicable|          |      |             |
+------------+------+--------------+----------+----------+------+-------------+
|            |8.x   |None          |Not       |          |      |             |
|            |      |              |applicable|          |      |             |
|BIG-IQ      +------+--------------+----------+          |      |             |
|Centralized |7.x   |None          |Not       |Not       |None  |None         |
|Management  |      |              |applicable|vulnerable|      |             |
|            +------+--------------+----------+          |      |             |
|            |6.x   |None          |Not       |          |      |             |
|            |      |              |applicable|          |      |             |
+------------+------+--------------+----------+----------+------+-------------+
|F5OS        |1.x   |None          |Not       |Not       |None  |None         |
|            |      |              |applicable|vulnerable|      |             |
+------------+------+--------------+----------+----------+------+-------------+
|Traffix SDC |5.x   |5.1.0         |None      |Medium    |5.9   |Apache       |
|            |      |              |          |          |      |Cassandra    |
+------------+------+--------------+----------+----------+------+-------------+

^1F5 evaluates only software versions that have not yet reached the End of
Technical Support (EoTS) phase of their lifecycle.

^2The CVSSv3 score link takes you to a resource outside of AskF5, and it is
possible that the document may be removed without our knowledge.

Recommended Actions

If you are running a version listed in the Versions known to be vulnerable
column, you can eliminate this vulnerability by installing a version listed in
the Fixes introduced in column. If the Fixes introduced in column does not list
a version for your branch, then no update candidate currently exists for that
branch and F5 recommends upgrading to a version with the fix (refer to the
table).

If the Fixes introduced in column lists a version prior to the one you are
running, in the same branch, then your version should have the fix.

Mitigation

None

Supplemental Information

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 K8986: F5 software lifecycle policy
  o K9502: BIG-IP hotfix and point release matrix
  o K13123: Managing BIG-IP product hotfixes (11.x - 16.x)
  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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