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Category:   Device (Embedded Server/Appliance)  >   F5 Enterprise Manager Vendors:   F5 Networks
F5 Enterprise Manager big3d Process Group Privileges May Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges in Certain Cases
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1041340
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1041340
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-5540   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 19 2018
Impact:   User access via local system
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.1.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in F5 Enterprise Manager. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system in certain cases.

The big3d process does not properly drop elevated group privileges at startup. A local user that can exploit a separate vulnerability in big3d (if any exist) can gain group privileges.

The vendor has assigned ID 726211 to this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system in certain cases.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.

The F5 advisory is available at:

https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K82038789

Vendor URL:  support.f5.com/csp/article/K82038789 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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