In BIG-IP versions 15.0.0-15.1.0.3, 14.1.0-14.1.2.5, 13.1.0-13.1.3.3, 12.1.0-12.1.5.1, and 11.6.1-11.6.5.1, the Traffic Management User Interface (TMUI), also referred to as the Configuration utility, has a Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerability in undisclosed pages.
Published 2020-07-01 15:15:15
Updated 2023-11-14 03:15:08
Source F5 Networks
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Directory traversalExecute code

CVE-2020-5902 is in the CISA Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog

CISA vulnerability name:
F5 BIG-IP Traffic Management User Interface (TMUI) Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
CISA required action:
Apply updates per vendor instructions.
CISA description:
F5 BIG-IP Traffic Management User Interface (TMUI) contains a remote code execution vulnerability in undisclosed pages.
Added on 2021-11-03 Action due date 2022-05-03

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2020-5902

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days: 97.56%

Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less: ~ 100 % EPSS Score History EPSS FAQ

Metasploit modules for CVE-2020-5902

  • F5 BIG-IP TMUI Directory Traversal and File Upload RCE
    Disclosure Date: 2020-06-30
    First seen: 2020-07-07
    exploit/linux/http/f5_bigip_tmui_rce
    This module exploits a directory traversal in F5's BIG-IP Traffic Management User Interface (TMUI) to upload a shell script and execute it as the Unix root user. Unix shell access is obtained by escaping the restricted Traffic Management Shell (TMS
  • F5 BIG-IP TMUI Directory Traversal and File Upload RCE
    Disclosure Date: 2020-06-30
    First seen: 2023-11-04
    exploit/linux/http/f5_bigip_tmui_rce_cve_2020_5902
    This module exploits a directory traversal in F5's BIG-IP Traffic Management User Interface (TMUI) to upload a shell script and execute it as the Unix root user. Unix shell access is obtained by escaping the restricted Traffic Management Shell (TMS

CVSS scores for CVE-2020-5902

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Source
10.0
HIGH AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
10.0
10.0
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9.8
CRITICAL CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
3.9
5.9
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CWE ids for CVE-2020-5902

  • The product uses external input to construct a pathname that is intended to identify a file or directory that is located underneath a restricted parent directory, but the product does not properly neutralize special elements within the pathname that can cause the pathname to resolve to a location that is outside of the restricted directory.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2020-5902

Products affected by CVE-2020-5902

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