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Category:   Device (Router/Bridge/Hub)  >   F5 BIG-IP Vendors:   F5 Networks
F5 BIG-IP Always-On Management Flaw Lets Remote Authenticated Users Access the Target System with Previous Passwords
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1034629
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1034629
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-8611   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 8 2016
Impact:   User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 12.0.0
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in F5 BIG-IP. A remote authenticated user can gain access to the target system with a previous or default password.

The system may fail to sync passwords to the Always-On-Management (AOM). As a result, a remote authenticated user may be able to gain access to the target system using a stale or default password.

BIG-IP systems on the 2000, 4000, 5000, 7000, and 10000 platforms are affected.

Systems with AOM network access enabled (not the default configuration) are affected.

The vendor has assigned ID 563089 to this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote authenticated user can gain access to the target system with a previous or default password.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (12.0.0 HF1).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

https://support.f5.com/kb/en-us/solutions/public/k/05/sol05272632.html

Vendor URL:  support.f5.com/kb/en-us/solutions/public/k/05/sol05272632.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Authentication error

Message History:   None.


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