F5 Multiple Products Root Authentication Bypass

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 59477


The remote host has an authentication bypass vulnerability.


The remote F5 device has an authentication bypass vulnerability. The SSH private key for the root user is publicly known. A remote, unauthenticated attacker could exploit this to login as root.


Apply the relevant fix referenced by F5 advisory SOL13600.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 59477

File Name: f5_root_auth_bypass.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: remote

Published: 2012/06/13

Modified: 2017/12/19

Dependencies: 10267

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

Excluded KB Items: global_settings/supplied_logins_only

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/06/06

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/06/06

Exploitable With

Metasploit (F5 BIG-IP SSH Private Key Exposure)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1493

BID: 53897

OSVDB: 82780

EDB-ID: 19064, 19091