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Category:   Device (Router/Bridge/Hub)  >   F5 BIG-IP Vendors:   F5 Networks
F5 BIG-IP Unspecified HTTP Explicit Proxy and SOCKS Flaw Lets Remote Users Modify the Configuration, Obtain Sensitive Files, and Execute Arbitrary Commands
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1036928
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1036928
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-5700   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 30 2016
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of system information, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in F5 BIG-IP. A remote user can modify the configuration. A remote user can execute arbitrary commands on the target system. A remote user can obtain files on the target system.

A remote user can modify the system configuration, obtain sensitive system files, and execute arbitrary commands on the target system.

Virtual servers with a configuration that uses the HTTP Explicit Proxy function and/or a SOCKS profile are affected.

The vendor has assigned IDs 599168 and 598983 to this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can modify the system configuration.

A remote user can execute arbitrary commands on the target system.

A remote user can obtain sensitive system files on the target system.

Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The vendor advisory is available at:

https://support.f5.com/kb/en-us/solutions/public/k/35/sol35520031.html

Vendor URL:  support.f5.com/kb/en-us/solutions/public/k/35/sol35520031.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified

Message History:   None.


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