F5 FirePass Input Validation Holes in 'my.logon.php3' and 'my.activation.php3' Permit Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1019031|
SecurityTracker URL: http://securitytracker.com/id/1019031
(Links to External Site)
Updated: Mar 19 2008|
Original Entry Date: Dec 3 2007
Disclosure of authentication information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of user information|
Fix Available: Yes Vendor Confirmed: Yes Exploit Included: Yes |
Version(s): 5.4.1 - 5.5.2, 6.0 - 6.0.1; Tested on FirePass 4100|
Two vulnerabilities were reported in F5 FirePass. A remote user can conduct cross-site scripting attacks.|
Several scripts do not properly filter HTML code from user-supplied input before displaying the input. A remote user can create a specially crafted URL that, when loaded by a target user, will cause arbitrary scripting code to be executed by the target user's browser. The code will originate from the F5 FirePass device and will run in the security context of that device. As a result, the code will be able to access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the device, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the device, or take actions on the device acting as the target user.
Some demonstration exploit URLs are provided:
A remote user can access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the F5 FirePass device, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the device, or take actions on the device acting as the target user.|
The vendor has issued a fix (SOL7923).|
The F5 advisory is available at:
Vendor URL: www.f5.com/products/firepass/ (Links to External Site)
Input validation error|
Source Message Contents
Date: 30 Nov 2007 11:50:04 -0000|
Subject: PR07-15: Cross-site Scripting (XSS) / HTML injection on F5
PR07-15: Cross-site Scripting (XSS) / HTML injection on F5 FirePass 4100 SSL VPN 'my.logon.php3' server-side script
Date Found: 19th June 2007
Successfully tested on: version 5.5.2
F5 Networks has confirmed the following versions to be vulnerable:
FirePass versions 5.4.1 - 5.5.2
FirePass versions 6.0 - 6.0.1
F5 Networks FirePass 4100 SSL VPN is vulnerable to XSS within the "my.logon.php3" server-side script.
No authentication is required to exploit this vulnerability.
An attacker may be able to cause execution of malicious scripting code in the browser of a user who visits a specially-crafted URL
to an F5 Firepass device, or visits a malicious page that makes a request to such URL. Such code would run within the security context
of the target domain.
This type of attack can result in non-persistent defacement of the target site, or the redirection of confidential information (i.e.
admin session IDs) to unauthorised third parties.
Proof of concept (PoC) URL:
The payload in the example is
which injects a 'textarea' box
<iframe src="https://target.tld/my.logon.php3?%22%3E%3C/script%3E%3Cscript%3Eeval%28name%29%3C/script%3E%3C%21--" width="0%" height="0%"
Successfully tested on:
F5 FirePass 4100
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.11
Author: Richard Brain of ProCheckUp Ltd (www.procheckup.com)
With thanks to Petko D. Petkov for suggesting the eval(name) technique.
ProCheckUp thanks F5 Networks for working with us.
F5 Networks has issued SOL7923: