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Category:   Device (Router/Bridge/Hub)  >   F5 BIG-IP Vendors:   F5 Networks
F5 BIG-IP Configuration Utility Flaw Lets Remote Authenticated Users View Files on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1041018
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-5525   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 1 2018
Impact:   Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 11.x, 12.x, 13.x
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in F5 BIG-IP. A remote authenticated user can obtain files on the target system.

A remote authenticated user can exploit a flaw in the BIG-IP Configuration utility to view files containing vendor-provided data on the target system.

Configuration data, proxied traffic, and other potentially sensitive customer data is not affected.

Impact:   A remote authenticated user can obtain files containing vendor-provided data on the target system.
Solution:   F5 has issued a fix (11.5.6,, 12.1.2 HF1, 12.1.3, 13.1.0, 13.0.0 HF1).

The F5 advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.

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