F5 Networks BIG-IP : F5 Access Guided Configuration logging vulnerability (K70652532)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 152824
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Synopsis

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

Description

The version of F5 Networks BIG-IP installed on the remote host is prior to 16.1.0. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the K70652532 advisory.

- On all versions of Guided Configuration before 8.0.0, when a configuration that contains secure properties is created and deployed from Access Guided Configuration (AGC), secure properties are logged in restnoded logs. Note: Software versions which have reached End of Technical Support (EoTS) are not evaluated.
(CVE-2021-23046)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Upgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution K70652532.

See Also

https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K70652532

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 152824

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL70652532.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Published: 8/25/2021

Updated: 10/28/2021

Dependencies: f5_bigip_detect.nbin

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-23046

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 3.5

Temporal Score: 2.6

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.9

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/24/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/26/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-23046

IAVA: 2021-A-0394