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Category:   Device (Router/Bridge/Hub)  >   F5 BIG-IP Vendors:   F5 Networks
F5 BIG-IP ICMP Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Cause the Target Traffic Management Microkernel to Reload
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1034627
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1034627
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-7759   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 8 2016
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 12.0.0
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in F5 BIG-IP. A remote user can cause the target Traffic Management Microkernel to reload.

A remote user can cause the target Traffic Management Microkernel (TMM) to reload. As a result, the target device may fail to process traffic while the TMM restarts.

Virtual servers that use a TCP profile configured with Congestion Metrics Cache enabled are affected.

The vendor has assigned ID 546140 to this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target Traffic Management Microkernel to reload and the device to stop processing traffic temporarily.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (12.0.0 HF1).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

https://support.f5.com/kb/en-us/solutions/public/k/22/sol22843911.html

Vendor URL:  support.f5.com/kb/en-us/solutions/public/k/22/sol22843911.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error

Message History:   None.


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