ESB-2019.0586 - [Appliance] F5 BIG-IP products: Access confidential data - Existing account 2019-02-26

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                               ESB-2019.0586
         The BIG-IP APM system may log passwords in plaintext when
                      the Debug log level is enabled
                             26 February 2019

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           F5 BIG-IP products
Publisher:         F5 Networks
Operating System:  Network Appliance
Impact/Access:     Access Confidential Data -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade

Original Bulletin: 
   https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K31757417

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K31757417:The BIG-IP APM system may log passwords in plaintext when the Debug log level is enabled

Security Advisory

Original Publication Date: 26 Feb, 2019

Security Advisory Description

This issue occurs when all of the following conditions are met:

  o You enable the Debug log level for the access policy.
  o You configure the access policy on the BIG-IP APM system with either of the
    following:
       Citrix Login prompt with two-factor authentication
       Logon page agent with multiple password type variables

Impact

The BIG-IP APM system logs passwords in plaintext.

Symptoms

As a result of this issue, you may encounter the following symptom:

  o In the /var/log/apm file, the BIG-IP APM system logs the plaintext password
    in a message similar to the following example:

    debug apmd[4045]: 01490000:7: HTTPParser.cpp func: "parseHttpGenericHeader
    ()" line: 513 Msg: Header received, password1: Pa55w0rd123

Security Advisory Status

F5 Product Development has assigned ID 677058 to this issue. F5 has confirmed
that this issue exists in the products listed in the Applies to (see versions)
box, located in the upper-right corner of this article. For information about
releases, point releases, or hotfixes that resolve this issue, refer to the
following table.

+------------------+-----------------+----------------------------------------+
|Type of fix       |Fixes introduced |Related articles                        |
|                  |in               |                                        |
+------------------+-----------------+----------------------------------------+
|                  |13.1.0           |                                        |
|Release           |13.0.1           |K2200: Most recent versions of F5       |
|                  |12.1.4           |software                                |
|                  |11.6.3           |                                        |
+------------------+-----------------+----------------------------------------+
|Point release/    |12.1.3.1         |K9502: BIG-IP hotfix and point release  |
|hotfix            |                 |matrix                                  |
+------------------+-----------------+----------------------------------------+

Security Advisory Recommended Actions

Workaround

None

Supplemental Information

o K51812227: Understanding Security Advisory versioning
  o K41942608: Overview of AskF5 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 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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