Missing authentication in BIG-IP iControl REST API

Published: 2022-05-10 | Updated: 2022-07-04
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-1388
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Vulnerability #1 is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software
Hardware solutions / Firmware

Vendor F5 Networks, Inc.

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.

1) Missing Authentication for Critical Function

EUVDB-ID: #VU62910

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 9.4 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:H/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-1388

CWE-ID: CWE-306 - Missing Authentication for Critical Function

Exploit availability: Yes


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise the affected system.

The vulnerability exists due to missing authentication in iControl REST API at "/mgmt/tm/util/bash". A remote non-authenticated attacker can send a specially crafted HTTP POST request to the management port and/or self IP addresses and execute arbitrary commands on the system.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may result in full system compromise.


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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 non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

Yes. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.