F5 BIG-IP - TMM vulnerability CVE-2017-6137

Published: 2017-05-29 12:28:20
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Detection Method:
Checks if a vulnerable version is present on the target host.

Recommendations:
See the referenced vendor advisory for a solution.

Summary:
Undisclosed traffic patterns received while software SYN cookie protection is engaged may cause a disruption of service to the Traffic Management Microkernel (TMM) on specific platforms and configurations. (CVE-2017-6137)

Impact:
When software syncookie protection is activated for a virtual server (the connection.syncookies.threshold database value has been exceeded), and the unit also has the Traffic Management Microkernel (TMM) fast forward enabled (the tmm.ffwd.enable database value is true, the default), and TCP Segmentation Offload (TSO) is enabled (the tm.tcpsegmentationoffload database value is true, the default) a specific sequence of packets causes TMM to generate an egress packet with an invalid MSS. As a result, packets egressing the BIG-IP system with an invalid MSS may be dropped by a neighboring device. Additionally, on the 3900, 6900, 8900, 8950, 11000, and 11050 platforms this may cause the high-speed bridge (HSB) to lock up.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-6137

References:

https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K82851041

Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
4.3
Published
2017-05-29
Modified
2018-10-26
Category
F5 Local Security Checks

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