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F5 Warns of a New Critical BIG-IP Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

F5 Warns of a New Critical BIG-IP Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

May 04, 2022Ravie Lakshmanan
Cloud security and application delivery network ( ADN ) provider F5 on Wednesday released patches to contain 43 bugs spanning its products. Of the  43 issues addressed , one is rated Critical, 17 are rated High, 24 are rated Medium, and one is rated low in severity. Chief among the flaws is  CVE-2022-1388 , which carries a CVSS score of 9.8 out of a maximum of 10 and stems from a lack of authentication check, potentially allowing an attacker to take control of an affected system. "This vulnerability may allow an unauthenticated attacker with network access to the BIG-IP system through the management port and/or self IP addresses to execute arbitrary system commands, create or delete files, or disable services," F5 said in an advisory. "There is no data plane exposure; this is a control plane issue only." The security vulnerability, which the company said was discovered internally, affects BIG-IP products with the following versions - 16.1.0 - 16.1.2 15.1.0
F5 Releases Critical Security Patch for BIG-IP and BIG-IQ Devices

F5 Releases Critical Security Patch for BIG-IP and BIG-IQ Devices

August 26, 2021Ravie Lakshmanan
Enterprise security and network appliance vendor F5 has released patches for more than  two dozen security vulnerabilities  affecting multiple versions of BIG-IP and BIG-IQ devices that could potentially allow an attacker to perform a wide range of malicious actions, including accessing arbitrary files, escalating privileges, and executing JavaScript code. Of the 29 bugs addressed, 13 are high-severity flaws, 15 are rated medium, and one is rated low in severity. Chief among them is  CVE-2021-23031  (CVSS score: 8.8), a vulnerability affecting BIG-IP Advanced Web Application Firewall and BIG-IP Application Security Manager that allows an authenticated user to perform a privilege escalation. "When this vulnerability is exploited, an authenticated attacker with access to the Configuration utility can execute arbitrary system commands, create or delete files, and/or disable services. This vulnerability may result in complete system compromise," F5 said in its advisory. It&
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