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ESB-2016.0715 - [Appliance] F5 BIG-IP: Denial of service - Remote/unauthenticated

Date: 17 March 2016

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                               ESB-2016.0715
              sol06223540: F5 TCP vulnerability CVE-2015-8240
                               17 March 2016

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           F5 BIG-IP
Publisher:         F5 Networks
Operating System:  Network Appliance
Impact/Access:     Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2015-8240  

Original Bulletin: 
   https://support.f5.com/kb/en-us/solutions/public/k/06/sol06223540.html

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sol06223540: F5 TCP vulnerability CVE-2015-8240 

Security Advisory

Original Publication Date: 03/16/2016
Updated Date: 03/16/2016

Vulnerability Description

Improper handling of TCP options under some circumstances may cause a 
denial-of-service (DoS) condition. (CVE-2015-8240)

Impact

The system may experience a denial-of-service (DoS) when exploited.

Security Issue Status

F5 Product Development has assigned ID 553916, 536984, 536481 (BIG-IP) to this 
vulnerability, and has evaluated the currently supported releases for potential 
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 
table:


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

BIG-IP LTM                      11.6.0 HF5                         12.0.0                                 Severe          TMM
                                11.5.3 HF2                         11.6.0 HF6
                                11.4.1 HF9                         11.6.0 - 11.6.0 HF4
                                				   11.5.4
								   11.5.0 - 11.5.3 HF1
								   11.4.1 HF10
								   11.0.0 - 11.4.1 HF8
								   10.1.0 - 10.2.4

BIG-IP AAM                      11.6.0 HF5                         12.0.0                                 Severe          TMM
                                11.5.3 HF2                         11.6.0 HF6
                                11.4.1 HF9                         11.6.0 - 11.6.0 HF4
				                                   11.5.4
								   11.5.0 - 11.5.3 HF1
								   11.4.1 HF10
								   11.4.0 - 11.4.1 HF8

BIG-IP AFM                      11.6.0 HF5                         12.0.0                                 Severe          TMM
                                11.5.3 HF2                         11.6.0 HF6
                                11.4.1 HF9                         11.6.0 - 11.6.0 HF4
				                                   11.5.4
								   11.5.0 - 11.5.3 HF1
								   11.4.1 HF10
								   11.3.0 - 11.4.1 HF8

BIG-IP Analytics                11.6.0 HF5                         12.0.0                                 Severe          TMM
                                11.5.3 HF2                         11.6.0 HF6
                                11.4.1 HF9                         11.6.0 - 11.6.0 HF4
				                                   11.5.4
								   11.5.0 - 11.5.3 HF1
							  	   11.4.1 HF10
								   11.0.0 - 11.4.1 HF8

BIG-IP APM                      11.6.0 HF5                         12.0.0                                 Severe          TMM
                                11.5.3 HF2                         11.6.0 HF6
                                11.4.1 HF9                         11.6.0 - 11.6.0 HF4
                                				   11.5.4
								   11.5.0 - 11.5.3 HF1
								   11.4.1 HF10
								   11.0.0 - 11.4.1 HF8
								   10.1.0 - 10.2.4

BIG-IP ASM                      11.6.0 HF5                         12.0.0                                 Severe          TMM
                                11.5.3 HF2                         11.6.0 HF6
                                11.4.1 HF9                         11.6.0 - 11.6.0 HF4
				                                   11.5.4
								   11.5.0 - 11.5.3 HF1
								   11.4.1 HF10
								   11.0.0 - 11.4.1 HF8
								   10.1.0 - 10.2.4

BIG-IP DNS                      None                               12.0.0                                 Not vulnerable  None

BIG-IP Edge Gateway             None                               11.0.0 - 11.3.0                        Not vulnerable  None
                                                                   10.1.0 - 10.2.4

BIG-IP GTM                      11.6.0 HF5                         11.6.0 HF6                             Severe          TMM
                                11.5.3 HF2                         11.6.0 - 11.6.0 HF4
                                11.4.1 HF9                         11.5.4
                                				   11.5.0 - 11.5.3 HF1
								   11.4.1 HF10
  								   11.0.0 - 11.4.1 HF8
								   10.1.0 - 10.2.4

BIG-IP Link Controller          11.6.0 HF5                         12.0.0                                 Severe          TMM
                                11.5.3 HF2                         11.6.0 HF6
                                11.4.1 HF9                         11.6.0 - 11.6.0 HF4
                                				   11.5.4
								   11.5.0 - 11.5.3 HF1
								   11.4.1 HF10
								   11.0.0 - 11.4.1 HF8
								   10.1.0 - 10.2.4

BIG-IP PEM                      11.6.0 HF5                         12.0.0                                 Severe          TMM
                                11.5.3 HF2                         11.6.0 HF6
                                11.4.1 HF9                         11.6.0 - 11.6.0 HF4
				                                   11.5.4
								   11.5.0 - 11.5.3 HF1
								   11.4.1 HF10
								   11.3.0 - 11.4.1 HF8

BIG-IP PSM                      11.4.1 HF9                         11.4.1 HF10                            Severe          TMM
                                                                   11.0.0 - 11.4.1 HF8
								   10.1.0 - 10.2.4

BIG-IP WebAccelerator           None                               11.0.0 - 11.3.0                        Not vulnerable  None
                                                                   10.1.0 - 10.2.4

BIG-IP WOM                      None                               11.0.0 - 11.3.0                        Not vulnerable  None
                                                                   10.1.0 - 10.2.4

ARX                             None                               6.0.0 - 6.4.0                          Not vulnerable  None

Enterprise Manager              None                               3.0.0 - 3.1.1                          Not vulnerable  None

FirePass                        None                               7.0.0                                  Not vulnerable  None
                                                                   6.0.0 - 6.1.0
BIG-IQ Cloud                    None                               4.2.0 - 4.5.0                          Not vulnerable  None

BIG-IQ Device                   None                               4.2.0 - 4.5.0                          Not vulnerable  None

BIG-IQ Security                 None                               4.0.0 - 4.5.0                          Not vulnerable  None

BIG-IQ ADC                      None                               4.5.0                                  Not vulnerable  None

BIG-IQ Centralized Management   None                               4.6.0                                  Not vulnerable  None

BIG-IQ Cloud and Orchestration  None                               1.0.0                                  Not vulnerable  None

LineRate                        None                               2.5.0 - 2.6.1                          Not vulnerable  None

F5 WebSafe                      None                               1.0.0                                  Not vulnerable  None

Traffix SDC                     None                               4.0.0 - 4.4.0                          Not vulnerable  None
  	                                                           3.3.2 - 3.5.1
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.

F5 responds to vulnerabilities in accordance with the Severity values published 
in the previous table. The Severity values and other security vulnerability 
parameters are defined in SOL4602: Overview of the F5 security vulnerability 
response policy.

Supplemental Information

    SOL9970: Subscribing to email notifications regarding F5 products

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

    SOL4918: Overview of the F5 critical issue hotfix policy

    SOL167: Downloading software and firmware from F5

    SOL13123: Managing BIG-IP product hotfixes (11.x - 12.x)

    SOL9502: BIG-IP hotfix matrix

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