F5 BIG-IP Traffic Management Microkernel CVE-2019-6667 Denial of Service Vulnerability

Risk

Medium

Date Discovered

November 27, 2019

Description

F5 BIG-IP is prone to a remote denial-of-service vulnerability. An attacker can exploit this issue to cause the resource exhaustion resulting in a denial-of-service condition.

Technologies Affected

  • F5 BIG-IP AAM 11.5.1
  • F5 BIG-IP AAM 11.6.0
  • F5 BIG-IP AAM 11.6.5
  • F5 BIG-IP AAM 12.1.0
  • F5 BIG-IP AAM 12.1.4
  • F5 BIG-IP AAM 13.0.0
  • F5 BIG-IP AAM 13.0.1
  • F5 BIG-IP AAM 13.1.0
  • F5 BIG-IP AAM 13.1.1
  • F5 BIG-IP AAM 14.0.0
  • F5 BIG-IP AAM 14.0.0.3
  • F5 BIG-IP AAM 14.0.0.4
  • F5 BIG-IP AAM 14.1.0
  • F5 BIG-IP AAM 14.1.0.1
  • F5 BIG-IP AAM 14.1.0.2
  • F5 BIG-IP AAM 14.1.0.5
  • F5 BIG-IP AAM 15.0.0
  • F5 BIG-IP AAM 15.0.1
  • F5 BIG-IP AFM 11.5.1
  • F5 BIG-IP AFM 11.6.0
  • F5 BIG-IP AFM 11.6.5
  • F5 BIG-IP AFM 12.1.0
  • F5 BIG-IP AFM 12.1.4
  • F5 BIG-IP AFM 13.0.0
  • F5 BIG-IP AFM 13.0.1
  • F5 BIG-IP AFM 13.1.0
  • F5 BIG-IP AFM 13.1.1
  • F5 BIG-IP AFM 14.0.0
  • F5 BIG-IP AFM 14.0.0.3
  • F5 BIG-IP AFM 14.0.0.4
  • F5 BIG-IP AFM 14.1.0
  • F5 BIG-IP AFM 14.1.0.1
  • F5 BIG-IP AFM 14.1.0.2
  • F5 BIG-IP AFM 14.1.0.3
  • F5 BIG-IP AFM 14.1.0.4
  • F5 BIG-IP AFM 14.1.0.5
  • F5 BIG-IP AFM 15.0.0
  • F5 BIG-IP AFM 15.0.1
  • F5 BIG-IP APM 11.5.1
  • F5 BIG-IP APM 11.6.0
  • F5 BIG-IP APM 11.6.5
  • F5 BIG-IP APM 12.1.0
  • F5 BIG-IP APM 12.1.4
  • F5 BIG-IP APM 13.0.0
  • F5 BIG-IP APM 13.0.1
  • F5 BIG-IP APM 13.1.0
  • F5 BIG-IP APM 13.1.1
  • F5 BIG-IP APM 14.0.0
  • F5 BIG-IP APM 14.0.0.3
  • F5 BIG-IP APM 14.0.0.4
  • F5 BIG-IP APM 14.1.0
  • F5 BIG-IP APM 14.1.0.1
  • F5 BIG-IP APM 14.1.0.2
  • F5 BIG-IP APM 14.1.0.5
  • F5 BIG-IP APM 15.0.0
  • F5 BIG-IP APM 15.0.1
  • F5 BIG-IP ASM 11.5.1
  • F5 BIG-IP ASM 11.6.0
  • F5 BIG-IP ASM 11.6.5
  • F5 BIG-IP ASM 12.1.0
  • F5 BIG-IP ASM 12.1.4
  • F5 BIG-IP ASM 13.0.0
  • F5 BIG-IP ASM 13.0.1
  • F5 BIG-IP ASM 13.1.0
  • F5 BIG-IP ASM 13.1.1
  • F5 BIG-IP ASM 14.0.0
  • F5 BIG-IP ASM 14.0.0.2
  • F5 BIG-IP ASM 14.0.0.3
  • F5 BIG-IP ASM 14.0.0.4
  • F5 BIG-IP ASM 14.1.0
  • F5 BIG-IP ASM 14.1.0.1
  • F5 BIG-IP ASM 14.1.0.2
  • F5 BIG-IP ASM 14.1.0.5
  • F5 BIG-IP ASM 15.0.0
  • F5 BIG-IP ASM 15.0.1
  • F5 BIG-IP Analytics 11.5.1
  • F5 BIG-IP Analytics 11.6.0
  • F5 BIG-IP Analytics 11.6.5
  • F5 BIG-IP Analytics 12.1.0
  • F5 BIG-IP Analytics 12.1.4
  • F5 BIG-IP Analytics 13.0.0
  • F5 BIG-IP Analytics 13.0.1
  • F5 BIG-IP Analytics 13.1.0
  • F5 BIG-IP Analytics 13.1.1
  • F5 BIG-IP Analytics 14.0.0
  • F5 BIG-IP Analytics 14.0.0.3
  • F5 BIG-IP Analytics 14.0.0.4
  • F5 BIG-IP Analytics 14.1.0
  • F5 BIG-IP Analytics 14.1.0.1
  • F5 BIG-IP Analytics 14.1.0.2
  • F5 BIG-IP Analytics 14.1.0.5
  • F5 BIG-IP Analytics 15.0.0
  • F5 BIG-IP Analytics 15.0.1
  • F5 BIG-IP DNS 11.5.1
  • F5 BIG-IP DNS 11.6.0
  • F5 BIG-IP DNS 11.6.5
  • F5 BIG-IP DNS 12.1.0
  • F5 BIG-IP DNS 12.1.4
  • F5 BIG-IP DNS 13.0.0
  • F5 BIG-IP DNS 13.0.1
  • F5 BIG-IP DNS 13.1.0
  • F5 BIG-IP DNS 13.1.1
  • F5 BIG-IP DNS 14.0.0
  • F5 BIG-IP DNS 14.0.0.3
  • F5 BIG-IP DNS 14.0.0.4
  • F5 BIG-IP DNS 14.1.0
  • F5 BIG-IP DNS 14.1.0.1
  • F5 BIG-IP DNS 14.1.0.2
  • F5 BIG-IP DNS 14.1.0.5
  • F5 BIG-IP DNS 15.0.0
  • F5 BIG-IP DNS 15.0.1
  • F5 BIG-IP Edge Gateway 11.5.1
  • F5 BIG-IP Edge Gateway 11.6.5
  • F5 BIG-IP Edge Gateway 12.1.0
  • F5 BIG-IP Edge Gateway 12.1.4
  • F5 BIG-IP Edge Gateway 13.0
  • F5 BIG-IP Edge Gateway 13.0.1
  • F5 BIG-IP Edge Gateway 13.1.0
  • F5 BIG-IP Edge Gateway 13.1.1
  • F5 BIG-IP Edge Gateway 14.0.0
  • F5 BIG-IP Edge Gateway 14.0.0.3
  • F5 BIG-IP Edge Gateway 14.1.0
  • F5 BIG-IP Edge Gateway 14.1.0.2
  • F5 BIG-IP FPS 11.5.1
  • F5 BIG-IP FPS 11.6.0
  • F5 BIG-IP FPS 11.6.5
  • F5 BIG-IP FPS 12.1.0
  • F5 BIG-IP FPS 12.1.4
  • F5 BIG-IP FPS 13.0.0
  • F5 BIG-IP FPS 13.0.1
  • F5 BIG-IP FPS 13.1.0
  • F5 BIG-IP FPS 13.1.1
  • F5 BIG-IP FPS 14.0.0
  • F5 BIG-IP FPS 14.0.0.3
  • F5 BIG-IP FPS 14.0.0.4
  • F5 BIG-IP FPS 14.1.0
  • F5 BIG-IP FPS 14.1.0.1
  • F5 BIG-IP FPS 14.1.0.2
  • F5 BIG-IP FPS 14.1.0.5
  • F5 BIG-IP FPS 15.0.0
  • F5 BIG-IP FPS 15.0.1
  • F5 BIG-IP GTM 11.5.1
  • F5 BIG-IP GTM 11.6.0
  • F5 BIG-IP GTM 11.6.5
  • F5 BIG-IP GTM 12.1.0
  • F5 BIG-IP GTM 12.1.4
  • F5 BIG-IP GTM 13.0.0
  • F5 BIG-IP GTM 13.0.1
  • F5 BIG-IP GTM 13.1.0
  • F5 BIG-IP GTM 13.1.1
  • F5 BIG-IP GTM 14.0.0
  • F5 BIG-IP GTM 14.0.0.3
  • F5 BIG-IP GTM 14.0.0.4
  • F5 BIG-IP GTM 14.1.0
  • F5 BIG-IP GTM 14.1.0.1
  • F5 BIG-IP GTM 14.1.0.2
  • F5 BIG-IP GTM 14.1.0.5
  • F5 BIG-IP GTM 15.0.0
  • F5 BIG-IP GTM 15.0.1
  • F5 BIG-IP LTM 11.5.1
  • F5 BIG-IP LTM 11.6.0
  • F5 BIG-IP LTM 11.6.5
  • F5 BIG-IP LTM 12.1.0
  • F5 BIG-IP LTM 12.1.4
  • F5 BIG-IP LTM 14.0.0
  • F5 BIG-IP LTM 14.0.0.3
  • F5 BIG-IP LTM 14.0.0.4
  • F5 BIG-IP LTM 14.1.0
  • F5 BIG-IP LTM 14.1.0.1
  • F5 BIG-IP LTM 14.1.0.2
  • F5 BIG-IP LTM 14.1.0.5
  • F5 BIG-IP LTM 15.0.0
  • F5 BIG-IP LTM 15.0.1
  • F5 BIG-IP Link Controller 11.5.1
  • F5 BIG-IP Link Controller 11.6.0
  • F5 BIG-IP Link Controller 11.6.5
  • F5 BIG-IP Link Controller 12.1.0
  • F5 BIG-IP Link Controller 12.1.4
  • F5 BIG-IP Link Controller 14.0.0
  • F5 BIG-IP Link Controller 14.0.0.3
  • F5 BIG-IP Link Controller 14.0.0.4
  • F5 BIG-IP Link Controller 14.1.0
  • F5 BIG-IP Link Controller 14.1.0.1
  • F5 BIG-IP Link Controller 14.1.0.2
  • F5 BIG-IP Link Controller 14.1.0.5
  • F5 BIG-IP Link Controller 15.0.0
  • F5 BIG-IP Link Controller 15.0.1
  • F5 BIG-IP PEM 11.5.1
  • F5 BIG-IP PEM 11.6.0
  • F5 BIG-IP PEM 11.6.5
  • F5 BIG-IP PEM 12.1.0
  • F5 BIG-IP PEM 12.1.4
  • F5 BIG-IP PEM 13.0.0
  • F5 BIG-IP PEM 13.0.1
  • F5 BIG-IP PEM 13.1.0
  • F5 BIG-IP PEM 13.1.1
  • F5 BIG-IP PEM 14.0.0
  • F5 BIG-IP PEM 14.0.0.3
  • F5 BIG-IP PEM 14.0.0.4
  • F5 BIG-IP PEM 14.1.0
  • F5 BIG-IP PEM 14.1.0.1
  • F5 BIG-IP PEM 14.1.0.2
  • F5 BIG-IP PEM 14.1.0.3
  • F5 BIG-IP PEM 14.1.0.4
  • F5 BIG-IP PEM 14.1.0.5
  • F5 BIG-IP PEM 15.0.0
  • F5 BIG-IP PEM 15.0.1
  • F5 BIG-IP WebAccelerator 11.5.1
  • F5 BIG-IP WebAccelerator 11.6.0
  • F5 BIG-IP WebAccelerator 11.6.5
  • F5 BIG-IP WebAccelerator 12.1.0
  • F5 BIG-IP WebAccelerator 12.1.4
  • F5 BIG-IP WebAccelerator 13.0.0
  • F5 BIG-IP WebAccelerator 13.0.1
  • F5 BIG-IP WebAccelerator 13.1.0
  • F5 BIG-IP WebAccelerator 13.1.1
  • F5 BIG-IP WebAccelerator 14.0.0
  • F5 BIG-IP WebAccelerator 14.0.0.3
  • F5 BIG-IP WebAccelerator 14.0.0.4
  • F5 BIG-IP WebAccelerator 14.1.0
  • F5 BIG-IP WebAccelerator 14.1.0.1
  • F5 BIG-IP WebAccelerator 14.1.0.2
  • F5 BIG-IP WebAccelerator 14.1.0.5
  • F5 BIG-IP WebAccelerator 15.0.0
  • F5 BIG-IP WebAccelerator 15.0.1
  • F5 BIG-IP WebSafe 14.1.0
  • F5 BIG-IP WebSafe 14.1.0.2

Recommendations

Block external access at the network boundary, unless external parties require service.
Filter access to the affected computer at the network boundary if global access isn't needed. Restricting access to only trusted computers and networks might greatly reduce the likelihood of a successful exploit.

Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights.
To reduce the impact of latent vulnerabilities, always run nonadministrative software as an unprivileged user with minimal access rights.

Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity.
Deploy NIDS to detect and block attacks and anomalous activity such as requests containing suspicious URI sequences. Since the webserver may log such requests, review its logs regularly.

Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.

References

Credits

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