Linux kernel vulnerability CVE-2017-6001

ID F5:K24578092
Type f5
Reporter f5
Modified 2020-01-17T11:46:00


F5 Product Development has assigned ID 726407 (BIG-IP), ID 726456 (BIG-IQ), ID 726454 (Enterprise Manager), and CPF-24921 and CPF-24922 (Traffix) to this vulnerability. Additionally, F5 iHealth may list Heuristic H24578092 on the Diagnostics > Identified > Medium 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, point 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 | None | 15.0.0 | Medium | 6.4 | Linux kernel
14.x | 14.0.0 - 14.1.0 |
13.x | 13.0.0 - 13.1.1 | None
12.x | 12.1.0 - 12.1.4 | None
11.x | 11.2.1 - 11.6.4 | None
ARX | 6.x | None | Not applicable | Not vulnerable | None | None
Enterprise Manager | 3.x | 3.1.1 | None | Medium | 6.4 | Linux kernel
BIG-IQ Centralized Management | 6.x | 6.0.0 - 6.1.0 | None | Medium | 6.4 | Linux kernel
5.x | 5.0.0 - 5.4.0 | None
4.x | 4.6.0 | None
BIG-IQ Cloud and Orchestration | 1.x | 1.0.0 | None | Medium | 6.4 | Linux kernel
F5 iWorkflow | 2.x | 2.1.0 - 2.3.0 | None | Medium | 6.4 | Linux kernel
Traffix SDC | 5.x | 5.0.0 - 5.1.0 | None | High | 7.0 | Linux kernel
4.x | 4.4.0 | 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.

F5 will not develop a fix for vulnerable products that do not already have a fixed version listed in this article, and will not update this table with subsequent vulnerable releases in the associated branches. F5 recommends that you update to more recent, non-vulnerable versions whenever feasible. For more information, refer to K4602: Overview of the F5 security vulnerability response policy.

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 for affected F5 products, you should permit management access to F5 products only over a secure network and limit shell access to only trusted users. For more information about securing access to BIG-IP and Enterprise Manager systems, refer to K13309: Restricting access to the Configuration utility by source IP address (11.x - 15.x) and K13092: Overview of securing access to the BIG-IP system.