BIG-IP snmpd vulnerability CVE-2019-6606

ID F5:K35209601
Type f5
Reporter f5
Modified 2019-09-26T19:04:00


F5 Product Development has assigned ID 658557 (BIG-IP) to this vulnerability. Additionally, F5 iHealth may list Heuristic H35209601 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) | 14.x | 14.0.0 | 14.1.0 | Medium | 4.3 | snmpd
13.x | 13.0.0 - 13.1.1 |
12.x | 12.1.0 - 12.1.3 | 12.1.4
11.x | 11.5.1 - 11.6.3 | 11.6.4
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
4.x | None | Not applicable
BIG-IQ Cloud and Orchestration | 1.x | None | Not applicable | Not vulnerable | None | None
F5 iWorkflow | 2.x | None | Not applicable | Not vulnerable | None | None
Traffix SDC | 5.x | None | Not applicable | Not vulnerable | None | None
4.x | None | Not applicable

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, you can restart the snmpd process when memory consumption is high. To do so, perform the following procedure:

Impact of action: SNMP functionality is disrupted while the snmpd process restarts.

  1. Log in to the TMOS Shell (tmsh) by entering the following command:


  1. Restart the snmpd process by entering the following command:

restart /sys service snmpd

  1. Verify that the service is running by entering the following command:

show /sys service snmpd

Output appears similar to the following example:

snmpd run (pid 22143) 8 seconds, 1 start