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F5 BIG-IP SSH Private Key Exposure

F5 ships a public/private key pair on BIG-IP appliances that allows passwordless authentication to any other BIG-IP box. Since the key is easily retrievable, an attacker can use it to gain unauthorized remote access as root.

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Module Name

exploit/linux/ssh/f5_bigip_known_privkey

Authors

  • egypt <egypt [at] metasploit.com>

References

Targets

  • Universal

Platforms

  • unix

Architectures

  • cmd

Reliability

Development

Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use exploit/linux/ssh/f5_bigip_known_privkey msf exploit(f5_bigip_known_privkey) > show targets ...targets... msf exploit(f5_bigip_known_privkey) > set TARGET <target-id> msf exploit(f5_bigip_known_privkey) > show options ...show and set options... msf exploit(f5_bigip_known_privkey) > exploit

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