F5 BIG-IP NGINX Controller API Management cross site scripting

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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, has been found in F5 BIG-IP (Firewall Software) (affected version not known). Affected by this issue is an unknown code block of the component NGINX Controller API Management. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a cross site scripting vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-79. Impacted is integrity. An attacker might be able to inject arbitrary html and script code into the web site. This would alter the appearance and would make it possible to initiate further attacks against site visitors. CVE summarizes:

On NGINX Controller API Management versions 3.18.0-3.19.0, an authenticated attacker with access to the "user" or "admin" role can use undisclosed API endpoints on NGINX Controller API Management to inject JavaScript code that is executed on managed NGINX data plane instances. Note: Software versions which have reached End of Technical Support (EoTS) are not evaluated.

The weakness was published 01/26/2022 as K57735782. The advisory is available at support.f5.com. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2022-23008 since 01/10/2022. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be launched remotely. The requirement for exploitation is a simple authentication. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. The structure of the vulnerability defines a possible price range of USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 01/28/2022). This vulnerability is assigned to T1059.007 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 3.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 3.5

VulDB Base Score: 3.5
VulDB Temp Score: 3.5
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Class: Cross site scripting
CWE: CWE-79
ATT&CK: T1059.007

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Remote: Yes

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01/10/2022 CVE reserved
01/26/2022 +16 days Advisory disclosed
01/26/2022 +0 days VulDB entry created
01/28/2022 +2 days VulDB last update

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Vendor: f5.com

Advisory: K57735782
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2022-23008 (🔒)

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Created: 01/26/2022 08:40 AM
Updated: 01/28/2022 05:33 PM
Changes: (1) source_cve_nvd_summary
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