F5 Networks BIG-IP : Appliance mode iControl REST vulnerability (K13325942)

high Nessus Plugin ID 167738

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 14.1.5.3 / 15.1.8.1 / 16.1.3.3 / 17.0.0.2 / 17.1.0. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the K13325942 advisory.

- In all versions of BIG-IP, when running in Appliance mode, an authenticated user assigned the Administrator role may be able to bypass Appliance mode restrictions, utilizing an undisclosed iControl REST endpoint. A successful exploit can allow the attacker to cross a security boundary. Note: Software versions which have reached End of Technical Support (EoTS) are not evaluated. (CVE-2022-41800)

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 K13325942.

See Also

https://my.f5.com/manage/s/article/K13325942

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 167738

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL13325942.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Published: 11/16/2022

Updated: 5/10/2024

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.7

Temporal Score: 6.4

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-41800

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.7

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_application_security_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_domain_name_system, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_global_traffic_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_local_traffic_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_access_policy_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_advanced_firewall_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_policy_enforcement_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_wan_optimization_manager, cpe:/h:f5:big-ip_protocol_security_manager, cpe:/h:f5:big-ip

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/10/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/10/2022

Exploitable With

Metasploit (F5 BIG-IP iControl Authenticated RCE via RPM Creator)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-41800

IAVA: 2023-A-0060-S