Denial of srevice in HTTP/2 implementation in F5 BIG-IP



Published: 2021-03-11

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Resource management error

EUVDB-ID: #VU51394

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-22999

CWE-ID: CWE-399 - Resource Management Errors

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due to improper management of internal resources within the HTTP/2 Profile feature when processing aborted connections for HTTP/2 requests. A remote attacker can send multiple HTTP/2 requests and permanently close connections, which leads to a denial of service (DoS) condition, as the BIG-IP system indefinitely retains such streams unclosed.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

BIG-IP: 14.1.0 - 15.0.1.4

BIG-IP LTM: 14.1.0 - 15.0.1.4

BIG-IP AAM: 14.1.0 - 15.0.1.4

BIG-IP AFM: 14.1.0 - 15.0.1.4

BIG-IP Analytics: 14.1.0 - 15.0.1.4

BIG-IP APM: 14.1.0 - 15.0.1.4

BIG-IP ASM: 14.1.0 - 15.0.1.4

BIG-IP DNS: 14.1.0 - 15.0.1.4

BIG-IP FPS: 14.1.0 - 15.0.1.4

BIG-IP GTM: 14.1.0 - 15.0.1.4

BIG-IP Link Controller: 14.1.0 - 15.0.1.4

BIG-IP PEM: 14.1.0 - 15.0.1.4


CPE2.3 External links

http://support.f5.com/csp/article/K02333782

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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