CVSS 3.1 Score 7.4 of 10 (high)


Published Oct 10, 2023
Updated: Oct 18, 2023
CWE ID 798


CVE-2023-45226 is a vulnerability found in the BIG-IP SPK TMM (Traffic Management Module) containers, specifically the f5-debug-sidecar and f5-debug-sshd containers. These containers contain hardcoded credentials that could be exploited by an attacker who can intercept traffic to impersonate the SPK Secure Shell (SSH) server. It is important to note that this vulnerability is only exposed when ssh debug is enabled. The affected software versions that have reached End of Technical Support (EoTS) are not evaluated. The vulnerability has a base severity score of HIGH according to NIST, with a base score of 7.4 out of 10. Organizations should take immediate action to remediate this vulnerability by disabling ssh debug or updating the affected products to mitigate the potential danger it poses in terms of confidentiality and integrity impacts.

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