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                         AUSCERT Security Bulletin

             f5 releases HotFixes for Multiple BIG-IP versions
                             2 September 2009


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:              BIG-IP 10.0.0
                      BIG-IP 9.4.7
                      BIG-IP 9.4.6
                      BIG-IP 9.4.5
Operating System:     Network Appliance
Impact/Access:        Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote/Unauthenticated
                      Denial of Service               -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:           Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:            CVE-2009-0696 CVE-2009-0584 CVE-2009-0583
Member content until: Friday, October  2 2009
Reference:            ASB-2009.1033


        f5 have released a number of HotFixes for BIG-IP correcting a number
        of security vulnerabilities.


        The vendor has provided the following information regarding these
        HotFixes and their associated vulnerabilities:
        libpng vulnerability CVE-2009-0040
        "The PNG reference library (libpng), as used in pngcrush and other 
        applications, allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial 
        of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code 
        via a crafted PNG file that triggers a free of an uninitialized 
        pointer." [1]
        icclib vulnerabilities CVE-2009-0583, and CVE-2009-0584
        "Multiple integer overflow flaws which could lead to heap-based 
        buffer overflows, as well as multiple insufficient input validation 
        flaws, were found in Ghostscript's International Color Consortium 
        Format library (icclib). Using specially-crafted ICC profiles, an 
        attacker could create a malicious PostScript or PDF file with 
        embedded images which could cause Ghostscript to crash, or, 
        potentially, execute arbitrary code when opened by the victim." [2]
        BIG-IP ASM and PSM remote buffer overflow exploit
        "The BIG-IP Application Security Manager (ASM) and Protocol 
        Security Manager (PSM) bd daemon is vulnerable to a remote buffer 
        overflow which may cause the system to crash and dump core." [3]
        BIND vulnerability CVE-2009-0696
        "F5 Networks has determined BIG-IP GTM software is vulnerable to 
        the malicious dynamic update message described in CVE-2009-0696. 
        This vulnerability is mitigated by the fact that BIND will 
        immediately restart after the crash. However, an attacker could 
        sustain an outage by continuing to send malicious packets." [4]


        BIG-IP version 10.0.0 HF3 corrects the libpng, icclib and ASM/PSM
        buffer overflow vulnerabilities.
        BIG-IP version 9.4.7 HF2 corrects the BIND and ASM/PSM buffer 
        overflow vulnerabilities.
        BIG-IP version 9.4.6 HF3 corrects the BIND and ASM/PSM buffer 
        overflow vulnerabilities.
        BIG-IP version 9.4.5 HF3 corrects BIND vulnerability.
        These HotFixes are available for download from the vendor's 
        website. [5]


        [1] SOL9988: libpng vulnerability CVE-2009-0040

        [2] SOL9990: icclib vulnerabilities CVE-2009-0583, and CVE-2009-0584

        [3] SOL10417: BIG-IP ASM and PSM remote buffer overflow exploit

        [4] SOL10366: BIND vulnerability - CVE-2009-0696

        [5] F5 - Downloads

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