Authentication bypass in BIG-IP APM AD



Published: 2021-04-29
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2021-23008
CWE-ID CWE-287
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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BIG-IP APM
Hardware solutions / Security hardware applicances

Vendor F5 Networks, Inc.

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.

1) Improper Authentication

EUVDB-ID: #VU52738

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 7.1 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-23008

CWE-ID: CWE-287 - Improper Authentication

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to bypass authentication process.

The vulnerability exists due to an error when processing authentication requests. A remote attacker can bypass authentication process using a spoofed AS-REP (Kerberos Authentication Service Response) response sent over a hijacked KDC (Kerberos Key Distribution Center) connection, or from an AD server compromised by an attacker.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow an attacker to gain full control over the affected system.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

BIG-IP APM: 11.5.2 - 16.0.1.1 2


CPE2.3 External links

http://support.f5.com/csp/article/K51213246

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.



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