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Category:   Device (Router/Bridge/Hub)  >   F5 BIG-IP Vendors:   F5 Networks
F5 BIG-IP Data Compression Flaw Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1041024
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-6153   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 1 2018
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 conduct a 'Zip Bomb' attack by sending specially crafted data to a target system that uses the inflate function, either via an iRule or via the PEM module, to cause a data plane service disruption on the target system.

Systems deployed in Forward Proxy mode with the inflate functionality enabled are affected. Other configurations may also be affected.

The control plane is not affected.

The vendor has assigned ID 676457 to this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause denial of service conditions on the target data plane.
Solution:   F5 has issued a fix (11.5.6,,,

The F5 advisory is available at:

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

Message History:   None.

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