Colin Mc Hugo

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Colin Mc Hugo
Security Engineer Manager & CEO at Quantum Infinite Solutions Group Ltd.

F5 Warns of a New Critical BIG-IP Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

May 5, 2022
BIG-IP Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Cloud protection as well as application distribution network (ADN) service provider F5 on Wednesday launched spots to consist of 43 insects covering its items.

Of the 43 issues addressed, one is ranked Vital, 17 are ranked High, 24 are ranked Tool, as well as one is ranked reduced in extent.

Principal amongst the imperfections is CVE-2022-1388, which lugs a CVSS rating of 9.8 out of an optimum of 10 as well as comes from an absence of verification check, possibly permitting an aggressor to take control of a damaged system.

” This susceptability might permit an unauthenticated enemy with network accessibility to the BIG-IP system via the monitoring port and/or self IP addresses to implement approximate system regulates, produce or erase documents, or disable solutions,” F5 stated in an advisory. “There is no information airplane direct exposure; this is a control airplane concern just.”

The protection susceptability, which the firm stated was found inside, influences BIG-IP items with the adhering to variations –

  • 16.1.0 – 16.1.2
  • 15.1.0 – 15.1.5
  • 14.1.0 – 14.1.4
  • 13.1.0 – 13.1.4
  • 12.1.0 – 12.1.6
  • 11.6.1 – 11.6.5

Patches for the iControl remainder verification bypass defect have actually been presented in variations 17.0.0,,,, as well as 13.1.5. Various other F5 items such as BIG-IQ Centralized Monitoring, F5OS-A, F5OS-C, as well as Traffix SDC are not susceptible to CVE-2022-1388.

F5 has actually likewise used short-lived workarounds up until the repairs can be used –

  • Block iControl remainder gain access to via the self IP address
  • Block iControl remainder gain access to via the monitoring user interface
  • Change the BIG-IP httpd arrangement

Various other remarkable insects settled as component of the upgrade consist of those that might allow a validated enemy to bypass Device setting constraints as well as implement approximate JavaScript code in the context of the presently logged-in individual.

With F5 home appliances commonly released in business networks, it’s necessary that companies relocate rapidly to use the spots to stop risk stars from manipulating the strike vector for first gain access to.


The protection repairs come as the united state Cybersecurity as well as Framework Safety And Security Company (CISA) included 5 brand-new imperfections to its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog based upon proof of energetic exploitation –

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