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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
sol15939: pl_tree.php XSS vulnerability CVE-2014-9342
7 April 2015
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: BIG-IP ASM
Publisher: F5 Networks
Operating System: Network Appliance
Impact/Access: Cross-site Scripting -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2014-9342
Revision History: April 7 2015: Hot Fix provided for BIG-IP ASM 11.6.0
January 5 2015: Initial Release
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SOL15939: pl_tree.php XSS vulnerability CVE-2014-9342
Original Publication Date: 12/31/2014
Updated Date: 03/30/2015
Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the tree view (pl_tree.php)
feature in Application Security Manager (ASM) in F5 BIG-IP 11.3.0 allows
remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML by accessing a crafted
URL during automatic policy generation. (CVE-2014-9342)
The BIG-IP ASM automatic policy builder may allow modification by unauthorized
users when the application server responds to malicious requests with
1XX/2XX/3XX HTTP status codes.
F5 Product Development has assigned ID 496845 (BIG-IP) to this vulnerability,
and has evaluated the currently supported releases for potential
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
Product Versions known to be vulnerable Versions known to be not vulnerable Vulnerable component or feature
BIG-IP ASM 11.6.0 11.6.0 HF4 Configuration utility policy Tree View
11.0.0 - 11.5.2 10.0.0 - 10.1.0
10.2.0 - 10.2.4
If the previous table lists a version in the Versions known to be not
vulnerable column, you can eliminate this vulnerability by upgrading to the
listed version. If the listed version is older than the version you are
currently running, or if the table does not list any version in the column,
then no upgrade candidate currently exists.
F5 is responding to this vulnerability as determined by the parameters defined
in SOL4602: Overview of the F5 security vulnerability response policy.
To mitigate this vulnerability, you can disable automatic policy building and
build security policies manually.
SOL9970: Subscribing to email notifications regarding F5 products
SOL9957: Creating a custom RSS feed to view new and updated documents
SOL4602: Overview of the F5 security vulnerability response policy
SOL4918: Overview of the F5 critical issue hotfix policy
SOL167: Downloading software and firmware from F5
SOL13123: Managing BIG-IP product hotfixes (11.x)
SOL10025: Managing BIG-IP product hotfixes (10.x)
SOL9502: BIG-IP hotfix matrix
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