BIG-IP Vulnerability CVE-2012-1493

Today from F5 Networks:

A platform-specific remote access vulnerability has been discovered that may allow a remote user to gain privileged access to affected systems using SSH. The vulnerability is caused by a configuration error, and is not the result of an underlying SSH defect.

F5 Networks has resolved this issue and has made available a patch which will correct this issue on BIG-IP platforms. For detailed instructions on how to obtain and apply the patch, refer to:


Details on this issue can be found at:


F5 Networks would like to acknowledge Florent Daignier of Matta Consulting for bringing this issue to our attention.

Please go to https://websupport.f5.com/csp/logon.asp to create a support case if you have questions.


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