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Uncontrolled Resource Consumption

CVE-2022-23030

Severity Medium
Score 4.3/10

Summary

On version 16.1.x before 16.1.2, 15.1.x before 15.1.4.1, 14.1.x before 14.1.4.5, and all versions of 13.1.x, when the BIG-IP Virtual Edition (VE) uses the ixlv driver (which is used in SR-IOV mode and requires Intel X710/XL710/XXV710 family of network adapters on the Hypervisor) and TCP Segmentation Offload configuration is enabled, undisclosed requests may cause an increase in CPU resource utilization. Note: Software versions which have reached End of Technical Support (EoTS) are not evaluated.

  • MEDIUM
  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • PARTIAL

CWE-400 - Uncontrolled resource consumption

An uncontrolled resource allocation attack (also known as resource exhaustion attack) triggers unauthorized overconsumption of the limited resources in an application, such as memory, file system storage, database connection pool entries, and CPU. This may lead to denial of service for valid users and degradation of the application's functionality as well as that of the host operating system.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published