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Category:   Device (Router/Bridge/Hub)  >   F5 BIG-IP Vendors:   F5 Networks
F5 BIG-IP Authentication Logging Flaw Lets Local Users View REST Passwords
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1037873
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1037873
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-6249   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 22 2017
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in F5 BIG-IP. A local user can obtain passwords on the target system.

The system logs potentially sensitive information, including passwords, when BIG-IP REST requests timeout during user account authentication. A local user can access the information in '/var/log/restjavad.0.log'.

The vendor has assigned ID 604442 to this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain passwords on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The vendor advisory is available at:

https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K12685114

Vendor URL:  support.f5.com/csp/article/K12685114 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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