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Category:   Device (Router/Bridge/Hub)  >   F5 BIG-IP Vendors:   F5 Networks
F5 BIG-IP SSH Configuration Error Lets Remote Users Gain Root Access
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1027137
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-1493   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 8 2012
Impact:   Root access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): Models 520, 540, 1000, 2000, 2400, 5000, 5100, 1600, 3600, 3900, 6900, 8900, 8950, 11000, and 11050
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in F5 BIG-IP. A remote user can gain root access.

A remote user can exploit an SSH configuration flaw to gain root access on the target device.

The vendor has assigned ID 379600 to this vulnerability.

The following other F5 products are also affected:

- VIPRION B2100, B4100, and B4200
- BIG-IP Virtual Edition
- Enterprise Manager 3000 and 4000

Florent Daignier of Matta Consulting reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can gain root access.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Configuration error

Message History:   None.

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