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F5 Networks ASM appliance contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability

Vulnerability Note VU#143395

Original Release Date: 2012-09-10 | Last Revised: 2012-09-10


F5 Networks ASM appliance versions 10.0.0 through 11.2.0 HF2 are susceptible to a cross-site scripting vulnerability in the traffic overview page.


A cross-site scripting (XSS) (CWE-79) vulnerability exists in the traffic overview page. By sending several malicious requests, an attacker may be able to have the requests propagate to the summary listings page where proper sanitization is not performed.


An attacker may be able to execute arbitrary script in the context of an authenticated user's session.


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Vendor patches (Portal authentication required) are available for supported versions.

Vendor Information


F5 Networks, Inc. Affected

Notified:  July 12, 2012 Updated: September 10, 2012



Vendor Statement

F5 considers this issue to be serious as repeated unauthenticated malicious requests will propagate to a "Top Ten" list on the summary page unsanitized. An authenticated user viewing the overview page could then execute the request leading to compromise.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor References

CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base 4.3 AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
Temporal 3.4 E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C
Environmental 3.4 CDP:ND/TD:ND/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND



Thanks to F5 Networks for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Jared Allar.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2012-2975
Date Public: 2012-09-10
Date First Published: 2012-09-10
Date Last Updated: 2012-09-10 16:46 UTC
Document Revision: 17

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