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Vulnerability of F5 BIG-IP: memory leak via TCP

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

An attacker can create a memory leak via TCP of F5 BIG-IP, in order to trigger a denial of service.
Impacted software: BIG-IP Hardware, TMOS.
Severity of this computer vulnerability: 2/4.
Creation date: 14/11/2016.
Références of this announce: CVE-2016-7476, SOL87416818, VIGILANCE-VUL-21112.

Description of the vulnerability 

The F5 BIG-IP product has a Traffic Management Microkernel.

However, the memory allocated to process some TCP packets is never freed.

An attacker can therefore create a memory leak via TCP of F5 BIG-IP, in order to trigger a denial of service.
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This security bulletin impacts software or systems such as BIG-IP Hardware, TMOS.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this cybersecurity announce is medium.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of internet client.

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this vulnerability alert.

Solutions for this threat 

F5 BIG-IP: fixed versions for TCP.
Fixed versions are indicated in information sources.
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