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Mitigating Ruby YAML.load Universal RCE Deserialization Gadget with BIG-IP ASM

Recently a new YAML deserialization gadget was published that may lead to arbitrary code execution when deserialized by supplying it to Ruby's YAML.load function as input. Prior to this new gadget it was known that calling YAML.load on... Read more
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Authenticating Kubernetes

How do you know what your external users and services are doing in your Kubernetes cluster? Using BIG-IP Access Policy Manager and Application Security Manager we can create a secure method of... Read more
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Drupal 8 REST Module Remote Code Execution (CVE-2019-6340)

In the recent days Drupal released a security advisory regarding a new highly critical risk vulnerability affecting Drupal 8 instances. The vulnerability may allow unauthenticated users to execute arbitrary code by forcing the vulnerable Drupal 8... Read more
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Real Attack Stories: DDoS Against Email Provider

An email service provider was attacked with a DDoS attack that used many different attack types (amplification, flood, etc).  F5 Silverline services were used to mitigate the attack... Read more
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F5 Rules for AWS WAF - Rule ID to Attack Type Reference

F5 offers security solutions for AWS customers who use the platform's hosting and load balancing services along with the AWS WAF offering. Read more
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Mitigating Fortnite Vulnerabilities with BIG-IP ASM

A recently published research by Checkpoint introduced a couple of undiscovered vulnerabilities in the online gaming platform of “Epic Games” – the developers of the famous "Fortnite" game. It was claimed in the research paper that a... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: Choosing Strong vs Weak Ciphers

When you configure TLS cipher suites, you have a lot to choose from.  But, what should you look for when choosing these cipher suites?  And, what should you stay away from... Read more
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F5 SSL Orchestrator and FireEye NX Integrated Solution

Blind SpotsIt is nearly impossible to defend against an attack you cannot see. Increased adoption of TLS/SSL is helping organizations secure IP communications between users and web services through encryption. But increased use of encryption also... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: What is a TLS Cipher Suite?

When a web client (Internet browser) connects to a secure website, the data is encrypted. But, how does all that happen? And, what type of encryption is used? Read more
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F5 SSL Orchestrator and Cisco Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) Integrated Solution

The Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol and its successor, Transport Layer Security (TLS), have been widely adopted by organizations to secure IP communications, and their use is growing rapidly. While TLS/SSL provides data privacy and secure... Read more
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F5 SSL Orchestrator - Symantec DLP Integrated Solution

The Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol and its successor, Transport Layer Security (TLS), have been widely adopted by organizations to secure IP communications. But while SSL provides data privacy and secure communications, it also creates... Read more
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Bots mitigations overview with Advance WAF - Anti Bot engine

With more and more bots traffic hitting web applications it has become a necessity to manage bots accessing web applications. To be able to manage bot access to your web application you must first be able to detect them and only then allow or deny Read more
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Configuring F5 SSL Orchestrator as an Outbound Layer 3 Transparent Proxy

There are many ways you could deploy SSLO with forward web proxies, though the two most common use cases are using F5's SWG as a service on the same box and using an existing forward proxy inside the inspection zone... Read more
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F5 Labs 2018 Phishing & Fraud Report

The F5 Labs 2018 Phishing & Fraud Report is out! In this report, the F5 Labs team specifically investigated the rise of phishing and fraud during the 'holiday shopping season,' beginning in October and continuing through January... Read more
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ThinkPHP 5.x Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ThinkPHP is an open source PHP development framework for agile web application development. Recently, an unauthenticated remote code execution vulnerability was discovered in ThinkPHP... Read more
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Syncing ASM WAF Policies Between F5 BIG-IP's in Different Datacenters or Cloud Regions

Not too long ago, a question in one of my tech talks came up regarding how F5 sync's ASM policies between devices that may not be apart of the same HA Pair. The question derived from experience with another vendor in which policies would not... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: Kerberos Authentication on BIG-IP Access Policy Manager

In this third and final Lightboard Lesson on the Kerberos Authentication Protocol, Jason Rahm transitions from the protocol itself to the implementation strategy on BIG-IP Access Policy Manager. Resources Kerberos Basic Authentication... Read more
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Kubernetes Privilege Escalation Vulnerability - ASM Mitigation

A bug in the Kubernetes platform has been disclosed this week by its developers. The bug has been marked as critical vulnerability with a 9.8 CVSS score and assigned CVE-2018-1002105. Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: Solving The Problem Of TLS Visibility

The F5 SSL Orchestrator (SSLO) provides a powerful solution to the problem of TLS encryption visibility. Most of the traffic on the Internet today is encrypted, so organizations have to figure out how to reliably inspect that encrypted traffic... Read more
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BIG-IP Solutions: Securing Your Website

Do you have an unencrypted "clear text" website?  Do you want to convert that to a more secure, encrypted site?  It's easy to do that with the BIG-IP... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: Kerberos Delegation & Protocol Transition

In this Lightboard Lesson, I continue the discussion I started with basic Kerberos authentication by digging into two extensions to the protocol: delegation and protocol transition. In the final video in this Kerberos series, we’ll cover Kerberos... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: The Problem Of TLS Visibility

Internet traffic today is encrypted at a rate of almost 90%. While encryption is a great benefit to securing web traffic, it also presents a problem for inspecting that traffic... Read more
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Block Known Threats Using F5's IP Intelligence Service

If you are not familiar with F5's IP Intelligence capability, it is an add-on service that integrates with both the Advanced Firewall Manager and Application Security Manager. Steve Lyons covers how IP Intelligence can help you. Read more
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Configuring a Per-App VPN Using F5 App Tunnels

So if anyone of you has sat in a tech talk of mine, I am sure you have heard me mention the use of F5 app tunnels or split tunnel VPN's. The capability is very similar to the article I wrote about in regards to network access on DevCentral... Read more
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WordPress + WooCommerce Plugin Design Flaw to RCE

Earlier this month (November 2018), RIPS Technologies blogged about a design flaw within WordPress that allows privilege escalation.  WordPress is one of the most commonly used Content Management System (CMS) and is used by over 32% of the... Read more
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