OpenSSL- F5 Security Updates
Date: 9 June 2014
The purpose of this Advisory is to bring attention to recently released security updates for multiple vulnerabilities in F5 products related to OpenSSL.
F5 has released security updates to address multiple vulnerabilities in OpenSSL. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities could lead to execution of arbitrary code, Man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks or denial of service attacks.
- BIG-IP 11.5.0 and 11.5.1 Management Interfaces.
- All BIG-IP versions contain vulnerable client side code
- Virtual servers using an SSL profile configured to use ciphers from the COMPAT SSL stack are vulnerable in BIG-IP 11.5.0 and 11.5.1
- Configuration utilities and other services, such as iControl, are vulnerable.
- The big3d process included with BIG-IP GTM 11.5.0 and 11.5.1.
Monitored BIG-IP systems whose big3d process was updated by an affected BIG-IP GTM system are also vulnerable.
CVE Reference: CVE-2014-0224, CVE-2014-0221, CVE-2014-0195, CVE-2014-0198, CVE-2010-5298, CVE-2014-3470, CVE-2014-0076.
CCIRC recommends that owner/operators test and deploy the vendor released updates or workarounds to affected platforms accordingly.
- F5 – SOL15325:OpenSSL vulnerability CVE-2014-0224
- OpenSSL - https://www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20140605.txt
- CCIRC Advisory AV14-031 OpenSSL - Multiple Vulnerabilities
- US CERT - Vendor Information for VU#978508
- SANS ISC - Critical OpenSSL Patch.
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