BIG-IP network failover vulnerability CVE-2020-5860

ID F5:K67472032
Type f5
Reporter f5
Modified 2020-03-27T02:56:00


F5 Product Development has assigned ID 821005 (BIG-IP) to this vulnerability.

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, FPS, GTM, Link Controller, PEM) | 15.x | 15.0.0 - 15.1.0 | None | Medium | 6.5 | HA network failover in DSC
14.x | 14.1.0 - 14.1.2 | None
13.x | 13.1.0 - 13.1.3 | None
12.x | 12.1.0 - 12.1.5 | None
11.x | 11.5.2 - 11.6.5 | None
BIG-IQ Centralized Management | 7.x | 7.0.0 | None | Medium | 6.5 | HA network failover in DSC
6.x | 6.0.0 - 6.1.0 | None
5.x | 5.2.0 - 5.4.0 | 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 can secure the network failover VLAN so that only trusted users have physical and network access to the VLAN, or enable the database variable. For more information on enabling the database variable, refer to K90231443: Configuring secure network failover traffic