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Category:   Device (Embedded Server/Appliance)  >   F5 Enterprise Manager Vendors:   F5 Networks
F5 Enterprise Manager Input Validation Flaw in Configuration Utility Lets Remote Users Conduct Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1037559
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1037559
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-7469   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 7 2017
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of user information
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.1.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in F5 Enterprise Manager. A remote user can conduct cross-site scripting attacks.

The configuration utility does not properly filter HTML code from user-supplied input before displaying the input. A remote user can cause arbitrary scripting code to be executed by the target user's browser. The code will originate from the site running the F5 Enterprise Manager configuration utility software and will run in the security context of that site. As a result, the code will be able to access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the site, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.

This vulnerability can be exploited to cause the configuration utility to become unstable.

The vendor has assigned ID 623162 to this vulnerability.

Mukhammad Khalilov of Help AG reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the site running the F5 Enterprise Manager configuration utility software, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.
Solution:   The vendor has issued an advisory.

The vendor advisory is available at:

https://support.f5.com/csp/#/article/K97285349

Vendor URL:  support.f5.com/csp/#/article/K97285349 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error

Message History:   None.


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