Linux kernel KVM subsystem vulnerability CVE-2019-6974

ID F5:K11186236
Type f5
Reporter f5
Modified 2019-12-12T12:02:00


F5 Product Development has assigned ID 769589 (BIG-IP) to this vulnerability. Additionally, BIG-IP iHealth may list Heuristic H11186236 on the Diagnostics > Identified > High page.

To determine if your product and version have been evaluated for this vulnerability, refer to the Applies to (see versions) box. To determine if your release is known to be vulnerable, the components or features that are affected by the vulnerability, and for information about releases or hotfixes that address the vulnerability, refer to the following table. For more information about security advisory versioning, refer to K51812227: Understanding Security Advisory versioning.

Product | Branch | Versions known to be vulnerable | Fixes introduced in | Severity | CVSSv3 score1 | Vulnerable component or feature
BIG-IP (LTM, AAM, AFM, Analytics, APM, ASM, DNS, Edge Gateway, FPS, GTM, Link Controller, PEM, WebAccelerator) | 15.x | 15.0.0 - 15.0.1 | 15.1.0 | High | 7.8 | vCMP guest and host
14.x | 14.0.0 - 14.1.0 | None
13.x | 13.0.0 - 13.1.3 |
12.x | None | Not applicable
11.x | None | Not applicable
Enterprise Manager | 3.x | None | Not applicable | Not vulnerable | None | None
BIG-IQ Centralized Management | 6.x | None | Not applicable | Not vulnerable | None | None
5.x | None | Not applicable
F5 iWorkflow | 2.x | None | Not applicable | Not vulnerable | None | None
Traffix SDC | 5.x | None | Not applicable | Not vulnerable | None | None

1The CVSSv3 score link takes you to a resource outside of AskF5, and it is possible that the document may be removed without our knowledge.

If you are running a version listed in the Versions known to be vulnerable column, you can eliminate this vulnerability by upgrading to a version listed in the Fixes introduced in column. If the table lists only an older version than what you are currently running, or does not list a non-vulnerable version, then no upgrade candidate currently exists.


To mitigate this vulnerability, you should restrict privileged access for affected systems to trusted users. For more information, refer to K13092: Overview of securing access to the BIG-IP system.