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sol14138: XML External Entity Injection (XXE) from authenticated source CVE-2012-2997
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Original Publication Date: 01/21/2013
Updated Date: 09/11/2013

Description

An XML External Entity Injection (XXE) vulnerability exists in a BIG-IP component. This vulnerability may allow a user who is logged in to the BIG-IP Configuration utility to download arbitrary files from the file system.

Impact

An attacker may be able to exploit the vulnerability and retrieve arbitrary files, perform Denial of Service attacks, execute system level commands, or compromise the password table.

Status

F5 Product Development has assigned ID 397358 to this vulnerability. To find out whether F5 has determined that your release is vulnerable, and to obtain information about releases or hotfixes that resolve the vulnerability, refer to the following table:

Product Versions known
to be vulnerable
Versions known
to be not vulnerable
Vulnerable component
or feature
BIG-IP LTM 10.0.0 - 10.2.4
11.0.0 - 11.2.1
9.x
10.2.4 HF5
11.1.0 HF6
11.2.0 HF3
11.2.1 HF3
11.3.0 - 11.4.0
BIG-IP Configuration utility
BIG-IP GTM 10.0.0 - 10.2.4
11.0.0 - 11.2.1
9.x
10.2.4 HF5
11.1.0 HF6
11.2.0 HF3
11.2.1 HF3
11.3.0 - 11.4.0
BIG-IP Configuration utility
BIG-IP ASM 10.0.0 - 10.2.4
11.0.0 - 11.2.1
9.x
10.2.4 HF5
11.1.0 HF6
11.2.0 HF3
11.2.1 HF3
11.3.0 - 11.4.0
BIG-IP Configuration utility
BIG-IP Link Controller 10.0.0 - 10.2.4
11.0.0 - 11.2.1
9.x
10.2.4 HF5
11.1.0 HF6
11.2.0 HF3
11.2.1 HF3
11.3.0 - 11.4.0
BIG-IP Configuration utility
BIG-IP WebAccelerator 10.0.0 - 10.2.4
11.0.0 - 11.2.1
9.x
10.2.4 HF5
11.1.0 HF6
11.2.0 HF3
11.2.1 HF3
11.3.0 - 11.4.0
BIG-IP Configuration utility
BIG-IP PSM 10.0.0 - 10.2.4
11.0.0 - 11.2.1
9.x
10.2.4 HF5
11.1.0 HF6
11.2.0 HF3
11.2.1 HF3
11.3.0 - 11.4.0
BIG-IP Configuration utility
BIG-IP WOM 10.0.0 - 10.2.4
11.0.0 - 11.2.1
10.2.4 HF5
11.1.0 HF6
11.2.0 HF3
11.2.1 HF3
11.3.0 - 11.4.0
BIG-IP Configuration utility
BIG-IP APM 10.0.0 - 10.2.4
11.0.0 - 11.2.1
10.2.4 HF5
11.1.0 HF6
11.2.0 HF3
11.2.1 HF3
11.3.0 - 11.4.0
BIG-IP Configuration utility
BIG-IP Edge Gateway
10.0.0 - 10.2.4
11.0.0 - 11.2.1
10.2.4 HF5
11.1.0 HF6
11.2.0 HF3
11.2.1 HF3
11.3.0 - 11.4.0
BIG-IP Configuration utility
BIG-IP Analytics
11.0.0 - 11.2.1 11.1.0 HF6
11.2.0 HF3
11.2.1 HF3
11.3.0 - 11.4.0
BIG-IP Configuration utility
BIG-IP AFM None
11.3.0 - 11.4.0 None
BIG-IP PEM None
11.3.0 - 11.4.0
None
BIG-IP AAM None 11.4.0 None
FirePass None
6.1.0
7.0.0
None
Enterprise Manager None
1.x
2.x
3.x
None
ARX None
4.x
5.x
6.x
None

Recommended action

To eliminate this vulnerability, upgrade to a version that is listed in the Versions known to be not vulnerable column.

Supplemental Information

Acknowledgements

F5 would like to acknowledge SEC Consult Vulnerability Lab for bringing this issue to our attention, and for following the highest standards of responsible disclosure.

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