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Category:   Device (Router/Bridge/Hub)  >   F5 BIG-IP Vendors:   F5 Networks
F5 BIG-IP Configuration Utility Bug Lets Remote Authenticated Users Traverse the Directory to View Certain Files on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1033532
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-4040   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 10 2015
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 12.0.0
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in F5 BIG-IP. A remote authenticated user can view files on the target system.

The Configuration Utility does not properly validate user-supplied input. A remote authenticated user can supply a specially crafted request to view files on the target system that are located within the web root directory.

The vendor has assigned ID 485762 to this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote authenticated user can view files located within the web root directory on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix for some BIG-IP products (12.0.0).

A patch matrix is available in the vendor's advisory.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error

Message History:   None.

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