Privilege escalation in F5 BIG-IP APM, BIG-IP APM Client and BIG-IP Edge Gateway

Published: 2020-05-13
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-5892
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Hardware solutions / Security hardware applicances

APM Clients
Hardware solutions / Security hardware applicances

BIG-IP Edge Gateway
Hardware solutions / Routers & switches, VoIP, GSM, etc

Vendor F5 Networks, Inc.

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

EUVDB-ID: #VU27877

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 3.3 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:H/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-5892

CWE-ID: CWE-264 - Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to application does not properly impose security restrictions. A local administrator can obtain the full session ID from process memory.


Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

BIG-IP APM: 11.6.1 - 15.1.0

BIG-IP Edge Gateway: 11.6.1 - 15.1.0

APM Clients: 7.1.5 - 7.1.8

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.