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Category:   Device (Router/Bridge/Hub)  >   F5 BIG-IP Vendors:   F5 Networks
F5 BIG-IP IPv4/IPv6 Packet Processing Bug Lets Remote Users Consume Excessive Memory Resources
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1040050
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1040050
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-6135   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 22 2017
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 13.0.0
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in F5 BIG-IP. A remote user can consume excessive memory on the target system.

A remote user can send specially crafted IPv4 or IPv6 packets to the management port or self IP addresses to trigger a memory leak in the kernel and consume all available memory on the target system.

The vendor has assigned IDs 658764 and 660725 to this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can consume excessive memory resources on the target system.
Solution:   F5 has issued a fix (13.1.0).

The F5 advisory is available at:

https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K43322910

Vendor URL:  support.f5.com/csp/article/K43322910 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Resource error

Message History:   None.


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