CVSS 3.1 Score 6.7 of 10 (medium)


Published Feb 14, 2024


CVE-2024-21782 is a vulnerability affecting BIG-IP or BIG-IQ Resource Administrators and Certificate Managers who have access to the secure copy (scp) utility but not to the Advanced shell (bash). This vulnerability allows attackers to execute arbitrary commands using a specially crafted command string. The vulnerability is caused by an incomplete fix for CVE-2020-5873. Software versions that have reached End of Technical Support (EoTS) are not evaluated for this vulnerability. The risk score for this vulnerability is 25, with a base severity of MEDIUM. The privileges required for exploitation are HIGH, and there is no user interaction required. The attack vector is local, and the impact on integrity and confidentiality is HIGH. Organizations should remediate this vulnerability by applying a complete fix for CVE-2020-5873.

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