F5 Networks BIG-IP : BIG-IP APM redirect vulnerability (K66171422)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 118693


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


Aninsecure AES ECB mode is usedfor orig_uri parameter in an undisclosed /vdesk link of APM virtual server configured with an access profile, allowing a malicious user to build a redirect URI value using different blocks of cipher texts. (CVE-2018-5548)


An attacker can forge a URL with an obfuscated (encrypted and encoded) value in an orig_uri parameter. An authenticated user with an established access session to the BIG-IP APM system may be redirected to a malicious website following the forged URL.


Upgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution K66171422.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 118693

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL66171422.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Published: 2018/11/02

Updated: 2019/07/17

Dependencies: 76940

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5.8

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.1

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

Vulnerability Information

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

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/BIG-IP/hotfix, Host/BIG-IP/modules, Host/BIG-IP/version, Settings/ParanoidReport

Patch Publication Date: 2018/09/07

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/09/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-5548