F5 BIG-IP remote root authentication bypass Vulnerability

Published: 2012-06-14 11:35:33
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:N

Detection Type:
Remote Vulnerability

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Recommendations:
Updates are available. See the References for more information.

Summary:
A platform-specific remote root access vulnerability has been discovered that may allow a remote user to gain privileged access to affected systems using SSH.

Technical Details:
The vulnerability is caused by a publicly known SSH private key for the root user which is present on all vulnerable appliances.

Affected Versions:
The following platforms are affected by this issue: VIPRION B2100, B4100, and B4200 BIG-IP 520, 540, 1000, 2000, 2400, 5000, 5100, 1600, 3600, 3900, 6900, 8900, 8950, 11000, and 11050 BIG-IP Virtual Edition Enterprise Manager 3000 and 4000

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2012-1493

SecurityFocus Bugtraq ID:

https://www.securityfocus.com/bid/53897

References:

https://www.trustmatta.com/advisories/MATTA-2012-002.txt
http://support.f5.com/kb/en-us/solutions/public/13000/600/sol13600.html

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Severity
High
CVSS Score
7.8

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