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Category:   Device (Router/Bridge/Hub)  >   F5 BIG-IP Vendors:   F5 Networks
F5 BIG-IP TCP Packet Processing Memory Leak Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1037274
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1037274
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-7476   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 11 2016
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in F5 BIG-IP. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system.

A remote user can send a specially crafted TCP packet to trigger a memory leak in the Traffic Management Microkernel (TMM) and cause denial of service conditions.

Virtual servers with a TCP profile are affected.

The vendor has assigned ID 531576 to this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The vendor advisory is available at:

https://support.f5.com/kb/en-us/solutions/public/k/87/sol87416818.html

Vendor URL:  support.f5.com/kb/en-us/solutions/public/k/87/sol87416818.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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