Cross-site scripting in BIG-IP iControl REST API

Published: 2021-03-11

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Cross-site scripting

EUVDB-ID: #VU51423

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 5.3 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-22994

CWE-ID: CWE-79 - Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting')

Exploit availability: No


The disclosed vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient sanitization of user-supplied data in iControl REST API. A remote attacker can trick the victim to follow a specially crafted link and execute arbitrary HTML and script code in user's browser in context of vulnerable website.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to steal potentially sensitive information, change appearance of the web page, perform phishing and drive-by-download attacks.

Note, the vulnerability exists due to incomplete fix for #VU49058.


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Vulnerable software versions

BIG-IP: 11.6.1 - 16.0.1

BIG-IP LTM: 11.6.1 - 16.0.1

BIG-IP AAM: 11.6.1 - 16.0.1

BIG-IP Advanced WAF: 11.6.1 - 16.0.1

BIG-IP AFM: 11.6.1 - 16.0.1

BIG-IP Analytics: 11.6.1 - 16.0.1

BIG-IP APM: 11.6.1 - 16.0.1

BIG-IP ASM: 11.6.1 - 16.0.1

BIG-IP DDHD: 11.6.1 - 16.0.1

BIG-IP DNS: 11.6.1 - 16.0.1

BIG-IP FPS: 11.6.1 - 16.0.1

BIG-IP GTM: 11.6.1 - 16.0.1

BIG-IP Link Controller: 11.6.1 - 16.0.1

BIG-IP PEM: 11.6.1 - 16.0.1

BIG-IP SSLO: 11.6.1 - 16.0.1

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

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