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Category:   Device (Router/Bridge/Hub)  >   F5 BIG-IP Vendors:   F5 Networks
F5 BIG-IP APM Client for Windows Lets Local Users Obtain System Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1041511
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-5547   (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 for Windows. A local user can gain system privileges on the target system.

The client for Windows uses Legacy logon mode with a System account and displays a certificate user interface dialog box containing a link to the certificate policy. A local user can exploit the dialog box to gain administrator level privileges on the target system.

Michael Molho of e-Xpert Solutions SA reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain system privileges on the target system.
Solution:   F5 has issued a fix (Client version

The F5 advisory is available at:

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

Message History:   None.

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