Two critical vulnerabilities have been found in F5's Next Central Manager. These vulnerabilities, tracked as CVE-2024-21793 (OData injection) and CVE-2024-26026 (SQL injection), have a CVSS score of 7.5. The vulnerabilities impact F5 Next Central Manager versions ranging from 20.0.1 to 20.1.0.  


If this vulnerability is successfully exploited, it could result in remote code execution within the service account's context. Depending on the permissions granted to the service account, an attacker may be able to install software, access, modify, or delete data, or create new accounts with extensive user privileges.  


This vulnerability is an SQL injection vulnerability and could allow unauthorized attackers to execute malicious SQL commands via the API of the BIG-IP Next Center Manager. Like the vulnerability above, CVE-2024-21793 allows threat actors to execute malicious code remotely, granting them full administrative control over affected devices.  

Although neither vulnerability has been exploited in the wild, F5 users are strongly encouraged to update to the latest software versions, 20.2.0. Network administrators should implement stringent access controls and be on the lookout for any signs of unauthorized access or suspicious activity. 



avertium's recommendationS

  • Both vulnerabilities affect Next Central Manager versions ranging from 20.0.1 to 20.1.0. However, these issues have been resolved in version 20.2.0. 
  • CVE-2024-26026 – For information on patching, please see F5’s advisory 
  • CVE-2024-21793 – For information on patching, please see F5’s advisory 




At this time, there are no known IoCs associated with the above vulnerabilities. Avertium remains vigilant in locating IoCs for our customers. Should any be located, Avertium will disclose them as soon as possible. For more information on how Avertium can help protect your organization, please reach out to your Avertium Service Delivery Manager or Account Executive.   



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A Vulnerability in F5 BIG-IP Next Central Manager Could Allow for Remote Code Execution (cisecurity.org) 

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