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Category:   Device (Router/Bridge/Hub)  >   F5 BIG-IP Vendors:   F5 Networks
F5 BIG-IP SOCKS Profile Processing Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1039674
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1039674
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-0303   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 27 2017
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.

The system may fail to properly remove connections handled by a virtual server with an associated SOCKS profile from the connection table when the connections are finished. A remote user can consume all available connection resources and cause the system to be unable to process additional connections.

The Traffic Management Microkernel (TMM) must be restarted to return the system to normal operations.

The vendor has assigned ID 641360 to this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the system to be unable to process additional connections.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The vendor advisory is available at:

https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K30201296

Vendor URL:  support.f5.com/csp/article/K30201296 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Resource error

Message History:   None.


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