PR07-13: Cross-site Scripting / HTML injection on F5 FirePass 4100 SSL VPN 'download_plugin.php3' server-side script Nov 12 2007 11:04PM
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Date Found: 19th June 2007

Successfully tested on: version 5.5.2

F5 Networks has confirmed the following versions to be vulnerable:

FirePass versions 5.4 - 5.5.2

FirePass versions 6.0 - 6.0.1


F5 Networks FirePass 4100 SSL VPN is vulnerable to XSS within the "backurl" parameter processed by the "download_plugin.php3" server-side script.

No authentication is required to exploit this vulnerability.


An attacker may be able to cause execution of malicious scripting code in the browser of a user who visits a specially-crafted URL to an F5 Firepass device, or visits a malicious page that makes a request to such URL. Such code would run within the security context of the target domain.

This type of attack can result in non-persistent defacement of the target site, or the redirection of confidential information (i.e. admin session IDs) to unauthorised third parties.

Severity: Medium/High

Credits: Jan Fry [jan.fry [at]] and Adrian Pastor [adrian.pastor [at]] of ProCheckUp Ltd


F5 Networks has issued SOL7498:

More information, including proof of concept can be found on:

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