F5 Networks BIG-IP : Appliance mode authenticated F5 BIG-IP Guided Configuration third-party lodash and jQuery vulnerabilities (K12492858)

high Nessus Plugin ID 184223


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


The version of F5 Networks BIG-IP installed on the remote host is prior to 15.1.8 / / 17.0.0. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the K12492858 advisory.

- Lodash versions prior to 4.17.21 are vulnerable to Command Injection via the template function.

- Lodash versions prior to 4.17.21 are vulnerable to Regular Expression Denial of Service (ReDoS) via the toNumber, trim and trimEnd functions. (CVE-2020-28500)

- Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in jQuery UI before 1.12.0 might allow remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the closeText parameter of the dialog function. (CVE-2016-7103)

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


Upgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution K12492858.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 184223

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL12492858.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Published: 11/2/2023

Updated: 1/4/2024

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.4

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-23337


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_access_policy_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_application_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: 5/6/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/21/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-7103, CVE-2020-28500, CVE-2021-23337