F5 Networks BIG-IP : BIG-IP APM client for Linux and macOS vulnerability (K54431371)

High Nessus Plugin ID 118681


The remote device is missing a vendor-supplied security patch.


The svpn and policyserver components of the F5 BIG-IP APM client prior to version for Linux and macOS runs as a privileged process and can allow an unprivileged user to getownership of files owned by root on the local client host.(CVE-2018-5546)


A malicious local unprivileged user may gain knowledge of sensitive information, manipulate certain data, or assume super-user privileges on the local client host.


Upgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution K54431371.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 118681

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL54431371.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Published: 2018/11/02

Updated: 2019/02/06

Dependencies: 76940

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_access_policy_manager, cpe:/h:f5:big-ip

Patch Publication Date: 2018/08/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/08/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-5546