Big-IP Gets a 10: Patch Now!

When you are at the core of many networks and you get a 10 score on the CVSSv3 vulnerability severity scale, you need to be worried. Well, the current 10 rating relates to the Big-IP (BIP) firewall produced by F5 Networks. This device is a multi-purpose device that integrates firewalls, traffic shaping systems, load balancers, access gateways, and rate limiters, and will often be placed at the gateway to a network. Shodan shows that there are currently 8,447 Big-IP firewalls on the Internet (and which is also used by 48 of Fortune 50 companies):

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Prof Bill Buchanan OBE

Professor of Cryptography. Serial innovator. Believer in fairness, justice & freedom. Based in Edinburgh. Old World Breaker. New World Creator. Building trust.