Denial of service in BIG-IP and BIG-IQ iControl SOAP daemon

Published: 2023-08-02
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2023-38419
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Hardware solutions / Firmware

BIG-IQ Centralized Management
Server applications / Remote management servers, RDP, SSH

Vendor F5 Networks

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Input validation error

EUVDB-ID: #VU78885

Risk: Medium


CVE-ID: CVE-2023-38419


Exploit availability:


The vulnerability allows a remote user to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input within the iControl SOAP daemon. A remote user with at least guest role privileges can send specially crafted requests to the iControl SOAP service and perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.


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Vulnerable software versions

BIG-IP: 14.1.0 - 17.1.0

BIG-IQ Centralized Management: 8.2.0 - 8.3.0

Fixed software versions

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

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Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?