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Category:   Device (Router/Bridge/Hub)  >   F5 BIG-IP Vendors:   F5 Networks
F5 BIG-IP Client SSL Certificate Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Cause the Target System to Reload
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1040561
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-5502   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 22 2018
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 13.x
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in F5 BIG-IP. A remote user can cause the target system to reload.

A remote user can send a specially crafted client certificate to trigger a flaw in the target virtual servers associated with Client SSL profile and cause the target Traffic Management Microkernel (TMM) to restart.

The control plane is not affected.

The vendor has assigned ID 699012 to this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target TMM kernel to restart.
Solution:   F5 has issued a fix (

The F5 advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error

Message History:   None.

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