K53821711: TMM vulnerability CVE-2020-5946
Original Publication Date: Nov 03, 2020
Security Advisory DescriptionWhen processing Capabilities-Exchange-Answer (CEA) packets with certain attributes from the Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF) server, the Traffic Management Microkernel (TMM) may generate a core file and restart.(CVE-2020-5946)
A remote attacker may be able to perform a denial-of-service (DoS) attack on a BIG-IP system by causing the TMM process to restart.
Security Advisory Status
F5 Product Development has assigned ID 879745 (BIG-IP) to this vulnerability.
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|Product||Branch||Versions known to be vulnerable||Fixes introduced in||Severity||CVSSv3 score1||Vulnerable component or feature|
|BIG-IP (Advanced WAF, FPS)||16.x||16.0.0||16.0.1||Medium||5.9||TMM|
|15.x||15.0.0 – 15.1.0||15.1.1|
|14.x||14.1.0 – 14.1.2||220.127.116.11|
|BIG-IP (LTM, AAM, AFM, Analytics, APM, ASM, DDHD, DNS, GTM, Link Controller, PEM, SSLO)|
|16.x||None||Not applicable||Not vulnerable||None||None|
|BIG-IQ Centralized Management|
|7.x||None||Not applicable||Not vulnerable||None||None|
|5.x||None||Not applicable||Not vulnerable||None||None|
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