F5 Security Advisory for BIG-IP

Number: AV17-020
Date: 10 February 2017


The purpose of this advisory is to bring attention to a Security Advisory released by F5 for its BIG-IP virtual server series of products.


F5 has released an update to address a vulnerability in its BIG-IP virtual server series of products. Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote unauthenticated attacker to obtain SSL session IDs and/or other potentially sensitive data.

Versions affected:
BIG-IP virtual server products versions 11.4.0-11.6.1 and 12.0.0-12.1.2

CVE Reference: CVE-2016-9244

Suggested Action

CCIRC recommends that owner/operators test and deploy the vendor released updates or workarounds to affected platforms accordingly.



Note to Readers

In support of Public Safety's mission to build a safe and resilient Canada, CCIRC's mandate is to help ensure the security and resilience of the vital non-federal government cyber systems that underpin Canada's national security, public safety and economic prosperity. As Canada's computer security incident response team, CCIRC is Canada's national coordination centre for the prevention and mitigation of, preparedness for, response to, and recovery from cyber incidents on non-federal government systems. It does this by providing authoritative advice and support, and coordinating information sharing and incident response.

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