HTTP request smuggling in BIG-IQ Centralized Management Restjavad

Published: 2022-04-19
Risk Low
Patch available NO
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2017-7656
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
BIG-IQ Centralized Management
Server applications / Remote management servers, RDP, SSH

Vendor F5 Networks, Inc.

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) HTTP request smuggling attack

EUVDB-ID: #VU13527

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 6.6 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N/E:U/RL:U/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2017-7656

CWE-ID: CWE-444 - Inconsistent Interpretation of HTTP Requests ('HTTP Request Smuggling')

Exploit availability: No


The disclosed vulnerability allows a remote attacker to conduct an HTTP request smuggling attack on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to improper handling of HTTP/0.9 requests. A remote attacker can send a specially crafted HTTP/0.9 request that submits malicious request headers, cause the software and an upstream HTTP agent to misinterpret the boundary of the request and poison the web cache on the system, which could be used to conduct further attacks.


Cybersecurity Help is currently unaware of any official solution to address this vulnerability.

Vulnerable software versions

BIG-IQ Centralized Management: 7.0.0 - 8.1.0

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.

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

The attacker would have to send a specially crafted request to the affected application in order to exploit this vulnerability.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

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