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Category:   Device (Router/Bridge/Hub)  >   F5 BIG-IP Vendors:   F5 Networks
F5 BIG-IP Anonymous IPsec IKE Peer Configuration Lets Remote Users Bypass Security Restrictions on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1036618
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1036618
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-5736   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 12 2016
Impact:   Host/resource access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in F5 BIG-IP. A remote user can bypass security controls on the target system.

The default configuration enables the anonymous IPsec IKE peer configuration object. As a result, a remote user can establish an IKE phase 1 negotiation and then conduct attacks against phase 2 negotiations.

On systems configured with IPsec tunnels, a remote user can cause denial of service conditions or inject traffic onto the target network.

The vendor has assigned ID 570716 to this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can establish IKE phase 1 connections.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The vendor advisory is available at:

https://support.f5.com/kb/en-us/solutions/public/k/10/sol10133477.html

Vendor URL:  support.f5.com/kb/en-us/solutions/public/k/10/sol10133477.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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