#VU51391 OS Command Injection in F5 Networks, Inc. Server applications


Published: 2021-04-16 | Updated: 2022-05-29

Vulnerability identifier: #VU51391

Vulnerability risk: High

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-22986

CWE-ID: CWE-78

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: Yes

Vulnerable software:
BIG-IP
Hardware solutions / Firmware
BIG-IP DDHD
Hardware solutions / Firmware
BIG-IP SSLO
Hardware solutions / Firmware
BIG-IP LTM
Hardware solutions / Security hardware applicances
BIG-IP AFM
Hardware solutions / Security hardware applicances
BIG-IP Analytics
Hardware solutions / Security hardware applicances
BIG-IP APM
Hardware solutions / Security hardware applicances
BIG-IP ASM
Hardware solutions / Security hardware applicances
BIG-IP FPS
Hardware solutions / Security hardware applicances
BIG-IP GTM
Hardware solutions / Security hardware applicances
BIG-IP PEM
Hardware solutions / Security hardware applicances
BIG-IP AAM
Hardware solutions / Routers & switches, VoIP, GSM, etc
BIG-IP DNS
Hardware solutions / Routers & switches, VoIP, GSM, etc
BIG-IP Link Controller
Hardware solutions / Routers & switches, VoIP, GSM, etc
BIG-IP Advanced WAF
Client/Desktop applications / Antivirus software/Personal firewalls
BIG-IQ Centralized Management
Server applications / Remote management servers, RDP, SSH

Vendor: F5 Networks, Inc.

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary shell commands on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to improper input validation within the iControl REST API. A remote unauthenticated attacker can send a specially crafted HTTP request to the affected API endpoint and execute arbitrary OS commands on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

BIG-IP: 12.1.0 - 16.0.1

BIG-IP LTM: 12.1.0 - 16.0.1

BIG-IP AAM: 12.1.0 - 16.0.1

BIG-IP Advanced WAF: 12.1.0 - 16.0.1

BIG-IP AFM: 12.1.0 - 16.0.1

BIG-IP Analytics: 12.1.0 - 16.0.1

BIG-IP APM: 12.1.0 - 16.0.1

BIG-IP ASM: 12.1.0 - 16.0.1

BIG-IP DDHD: 12.1.0 - 16.0.1

BIG-IP DNS: 12.1.0 - 16.0.1

BIG-IP FPS: 12.1.0 - 16.0.1

BIG-IP GTM: 12.1.0 - 16.0.1

BIG-IP Link Controller: 12.1.0 - 16.0.1

BIG-IP PEM: 12.1.0 - 16.0.1

BIG-IP SSLO: 12.1.0 - 16.0.1

BIG-IQ Centralized Management: 6.0.0 - 7.1.0


CPE

External links
http://support.f5.com/csp/article/K03009991


Q & A

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