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F5 warns its customers of tens of flaws in its products

Cybersecurity provider F5 released security patches to address tens of vulnerabilities affecting its products.

Security and application delivery solutions provider F5 released its security notification to inform customers that it has released security updates from tens of vulnerabilities in its products.

The company addressed a total of 43 vulnerabilities, the most severe one is a critical issue tracked as CVE-2022-1388 (CVSS score of 9.8). An unauthenticated attacker with network access to the BIG-IP system through the management port and/or self IP addresses can exploit the CVE-2022-1388 flaw to execute arbitrary system commands, create or delete files, or disable services.

“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. There is no data plane exposure; this is a control plane issue only.” reads the advisory published by the vendor.”

The flaw affects the following versions:

16.1.0 – 16.1.2
15.1.0 – 15.1.5
14.1.0 – 14.1.4
13.1.0 – 13.1.4
12.1.0 – 12.1.6
11.6.1 – 11.6.5

and the vendor addressed it with the release of:

17.0.0
16.1.2.2
15.1.5.1
14.1.4.6
13.1.5

The company provided the following temporary mitigations for customers that cannot install the patched versions:

F5 also addressed a couple of other important authentication bypass issues, tracked as CVE-2022-25946 and CVE-2022-27806, in BIG-IP Guided Configuration and BIG-IP (ASM, Advanced WAF, APM). Both vulnerabilities could allow attackers to execute arbitrary JavaScript code in the context of the currently logged-in user.

Below the two bugs, both received a CVSS score of 8.7:

The vendor also addressed XSS vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2022-28707, in BIG-IP, that received a CVSS score of 8.0.

“A stored cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability exists in an undisclosed page of the BIG-IP Configuration utility (also referred to as the BIG-IP TMUI) that allows an attacker to execute JavaScript in the context of the currently logged-in user. (CVE-2022-28707) Impact An authenticated attacker with at least a guest role may exploit this vulnerability by storing malicious HTML or JavaScript code in the BIG-IP Configuration utility.” reads the advisory. “If successful, an attacker can run JavaScript in the context of the currently logged-in user. In the case of an administrative user with access to the Advanced Shell (bash), an attacker can leverage successful exploitation of this vulnerability to compromise the BIG-IP system. This is a control plane issue; there is no data plane exposure.”

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Pierluigi Paganini

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