ESB-2018.3787.2 - UPDATE [Linux][Mac] BIG-IP APM client: Increased privileges - Existing account 2019-01-31

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                              ESB-2018.3787.2
    BIG-IP APM client for Linux and macOS vulnerability CVE-2018-15332
                              31 January 2019

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           BIG-IP APM client
Publisher:         F5 Networks
Operating System:  Linux variants
                   Mac OS
Impact/Access:     Increased Privileges -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2018-15332  

Original Bulletin: 
   https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K12130880

Revision History:  January  31 2019: Patch 13.1.1.4 released
                   December  6 2018: Initial Release

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K12130880: BIG-IP APM client for Linux and macOS vulnerability CVE-2018-15332

Security Advisory


Original Publication Date: Dec 06, 2018
Updated Date: Jan 31, 2019

Applies to (see versions):

  o Product: BIG-IQ, BIG-IQ Centralized Management
      o 6.0.1, 6.0.0, 5.4.0, 5.3.0, 5.2.0, 5.1.0, 5.0.0, 4.6.0
  o Product: BIG-IP, BIG-IP AAM, BIG-IP AFM, BIG-IP Analytics, BIG-IP APM,
    BIG-IP ASM, BIG-IP DNS, BIG-IP Edge Gateway, BIG-IP FPS, BIG-IP GTM, BIG-IP
    Link Controller, BIG-IP LTM, BIG-IP PEM, BIG-IP WebAccelerator
      o 14.1.0, 14.0.0, 13.1.1, 13.1.0, 13.0.1, 13.0.0, 12.1.4, 12.1.3, 12.1.2,
        12.1.1, 12.1.0, 11.6.3, 11.6.2, 11.6.1, 11.5.8, 11.5.7, 11.5.6, 11.5.5,
        11.5.4, 11.5.3, 11.5.2, 11.5.1, 11.2.1
  o Product: Enterprise Manager
      o 3.1.1
  o Product: F5 iWorkflow
      o 2.3.0, 2.2.0
  o Product: Traffix SDC
      o 5.1.0, 5.0.0, 4.4.0
  o Product: BIG-IQ Cloud and Orchestration
      o 1.0.0

Security Advisory Description

The svpn component of the F5 BIG-IP APM client prior to version 7.1.7.2 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 in a race
condition. (CVE-2018-15332)

Impact

A malicious, local, unprivileged user may gain knowledge of sensitive
information, manipulate certain data, or assume super-user privileges on the
local client host.

Security Advisory Status

F5 Product Development has assigned ID 744035 (BIG-IP APM and BIG-IP APM
Clients) to this vulnerability.

To determine if your product and version have been evaluated for this
vulnerability, refer to the Applies to (see versions) box. To determine if your
release is known to be vulnerable, the components or features that are affected
by the vulnerability, and for information about releases or hotfixes that
address the vulnerability, refer to the following table. For more information
about security advisory versioning, refer to K51812227: Understanding Security
Advisory versioning.

+-------------------+------+----------+----------+----------+------+----------+
|                   |      |Versions  |Fixes     |          |CVSSv3|Vulnerable|
|Product            |Branch|known to  |introduced|Severity  |score^|component |
|                   |      |be        |in        |          |1     |or feature|
|                   |      |vulnerable|          |          |      |          |
+-------------------+------+----------+----------+----------+------+----------+
|                   |14.x  |14.0.0    |None^2    |          |      |          |
|                   |      |- 14.1.0  |          |          |      |          |
|                   +------+----------+----------+          |      |          |
|                   |13.x  |13.0.0 -  |13.1.1.4^2|          |      |The svpn  |
|                   |      |13.1.1    |          |          |      |APM client|
|BIG-IP (APM)       +------+----------+----------+High      |7.8   |component |
|                   |12.x  |12.1.0 [S:|None      |          |      |for Linux |
|                   |      | :S]12.1.4|          |          |      |and macOS |
|                   +------+----------+----------+          |      |          |
|                   |11.x  |11.5.1 -  |None      |          |      |          |
|                   |      |11.6.3    |          |          |      |          |
+-------------------+------+----------+----------+----------+------+----------+
|                   |      |          |          |          |      |The svpn  |
|                   |      |7.1.5 -   |          |          |      |APM client|
|BIG-IP APM Clients |7.1.x |7.1.7     |7.1.7.2^2 |High      |7.8   |component |
|                   |      |          |          |          |      |for Linux |
|                   |      |          |          |          |      |and macOS |
+-------------------+------+----------+----------+----------+------+----------+
|                   |      |          |          |          |      |The svpn  |
|                   |      |7101 -    |          |          |      |APM client|
|BIG-IP Edge Client |71xx  |7171      |7172^3    |High      |7.8   |component |
|                   |      |          |          |          |      |for Linux |
|                   |      |          |          |          |      |and macOS |
+-------------------+------+----------+----------+----------+------+----------+
|                   |14.x  |None      |Not       |          |      |          |
|                   |      |          |applicable|          |      |          |
|BIG-IP (LTM, AAM,  +------+----------+----------+          |      |          |
|AFM, Analytics,    |13.x  |None      |Not       |          |      |          |
|ASM, DNS, Edge     |      |          |applicable|Not       |      |          |
|Gateway, FPS, GTM, +------+----------+----------+vulnerable|None  |None      |
|Link Controller,   |12.x  |None      |Not       |          |      |          |
|PEM,               |      |          |applicable|          |      |          |
|WebAccelerator)    +------+----------+----------+          |      |          |
|                   |11.x  |None      |Not       |          |      |          |
|                   |      |          |applicable|          |      |          |
+-------------------+------+----------+----------+----------+------+----------+
|Enterprise Manager |3.x   |None      |Not       |Not       |None  |None      |
|                   |      |          |applicable|vulnerable|      |          |
+-------------------+------+----------+----------+----------+------+----------+
|                   |6.x   |None      |Not       |          |      |          |
|                   |      |          |applicable|          |      |          |
|                   +------+----------+----------+          |      |          |
|BIG-IQ Centralized |5.x   |None      |Not       |Not       |None  |None      |
|Management         |      |          |applicable|vulnerable|      |          |
|                   +------+----------+----------+          |      |          |
|                   |4.x   |None      |Not       |          |      |          |
|                   |      |          |applicable|          |      |          |
+-------------------+------+----------+----------+----------+------+----------+
|BIG-IQ Cloud and   |1.x   |None      |Not       |Not       |None  |None      |
|Orchestration      |      |          |applicable|vulnerable|      |          |
+-------------------+------+----------+----------+----------+------+----------+
|F5 iWorkflow       |2.x   |None      |Not       |Not       |None  |None      |
|                   |      |          |applicable|vulnerable|      |          |
+-------------------+------+----------+----------+----------+------+----------+
|                   |5.x   |None      |Not       |          |      |          |
|                   |      |          |applicable|Not       |      |          |
|Traffix SDC        +------+----------+----------+vulnerable|None  |None      |
|                   |4.x   |None      |Not       |          |      |          |
|                   |      |          |applicable|          |      |          |
+-------------------+------+----------+----------+----------+------+----------+

^1 The CVSSv3 score link takes you to a resource outside of AskF5, and it is
possible that the document may be removed without our knowledge.

^2 In BIG-IP APM 13.1.0 and later, the APM client components can be updated
independently from BIG-IP software. For more information, refer to K52547540:
Updating the BIG-IP Edge Client for the BIG-IP APM system.

^3 To update APM client components in vulnerable versions of BIG-IP Edge
Client, upgrade to a version of BIG-IP APM software listed in the Fixes
introduced in column.

Security Advisory Recommended Actions

If you are running a version listed in the Versions known to be vulnerable
column, you can eliminate this vulnerability by upgrading to a version listed
in the Fixes introduced in column. If the table lists only an older version
than what you are currently running, or does not list a non-vulnerable version,
then no upgrade candidate currently exists.

Mitigation

None

Acknowledgements

F5 would like to acknowledge Rich Mirch for bringing this issue to our
attention and following the highest standards of responsible disclosure.

Supplemental Information

  o K51812227: Understanding Security Advisory versioning
  o K41942608: Overview of Security Advisory articles
  o K4602: Overview of the F5 security vulnerability response policy
  o K4918: Overview of the F5 critical issue hotfix policy
  o K9502: BIG-IP hotfix and point release matrix
  o K13123: Managing BIG-IP product hotfixes (11.x - 13.x)
  o K48955220: Installing an OPSWAT Endpoint Security update on BIG-IP APM
    systems (11.4.x and later)
  o K13757: BIG-IP Edge Client version matrix
  o K167: Downloading software and firmware from F5
  o K9970: Subscribing to email notifications regarding F5 products
  o K9957: Creating a custom RSS feed to view new and updated documents

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