Path traversal in BIG-IP iControl REST and tmsh

Published: 2022-05-05
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-26835
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Hardware solutions / Firmware

Vendor F5 Networks, Inc.

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Path traversal

EUVDB-ID: #VU62824

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 2.4 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-26835

CWE-ID: CWE-22 - Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote user to perform directory traversal attacks.

The vulnerability exists due to input validation error in iControl REST and tmsh command when processing directory traversal sequences in BIG-IP systems deployed in Standard and Appliance mode. An attacker with at least resource administrator role privileges can send a specially crafted HTTP request to the iControl REST API or pass specially crafted arguments to the tmsh command and view contents of arbitrary files on the system.


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Vulnerable software versions

BIG-IP: 11.6.1 -

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote authenticated privileged user via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

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