CVE-2018-5546 Detail

Current Description

The svpn and policyserver components of the F5 BIG-IP APM client prior to version 7.1.7.1 for Linux and macOS runs as a privileged process and can allow an unprivileged user to get ownership of files owned by root on the local client host. A malicious local unprivileged user may gain knowledge of sensitive information, manipulate certain data, or assume super-user privileges on the local client host.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  7.8 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1041510 Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
https://github.com/mirchr/security-research/blob/master/vulnerabilities/F5/CVE-2018-5529.txt
https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K54431371 Vendor Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-732 Incorrect Permission Assignment for Critical Resource cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2018-5546
NVD Published Date:
08/17/2018
NVD Last Modified:
10/02/2019
Source:
F5 Networks