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Category:   Device (Router/Bridge/Hub)  >   F5 BIG-IP Vendors:   F5 Networks
F5 BIG-IP APM Client for Linux/macOS 'svpn' and 'policyserver' Components Let Local Users Obtain Root Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1041510
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-5546   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 17 2018
Impact:   Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in F5 BIG-IP APM Client. A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.

A local user can exploit a flaw in the svpn and policyserver components to gain ownership of root-owned files on the local client host.

Rich Mirch reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.
Solution:   F5 has issued a fix (APM Client for Linux and macOS).

The F5 advisory is available at:

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

Message History:   None.

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