CISA Cybersecurity Alerts 5.18.22
Ep 17 | 5.18.22

CISA Alert AA22-138A – Threat Actors Exploiting F5 BIG-IP CVE-2022-1388.

Show Notes

CISA and the Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), are releasing this joint Cybersecurity Advisory in response to active exploitation of CVE-2022-1388. This vulnerability is a critical iControl REST authentication bypass vulnerability affecting multiple versions of F5 Networks BIG-IP. 

AA22-138A Alert, Technical Details, and Mitigations

F5 Security Advisory K23605346 and indicators of compromise

F5 guidance K11438344 for remediating a compromise

Emerging Threats suricata signatures

Palo Alto Networks Unit 42 Threat Brief: CVE-2022-1388. This brief includes indicators of compromise. 

Cisco Talos Intelligence Group - Comprehensive Threat Intelligence: Threat Advisory: Critical F5 BIG-IP Vulnerability. This blog includes indicators of compromise. Note: due to the urgency to share this information, CISA and MS-ISAC have not yet validated this content.

Randori’s bash script. This script can be used to identify vulnerable instances of BIG-IP. Note: MS-ISAC has verified this bash script identifies vulnerable instances of BIG-IP. 

All organizations should report incidents and anomalous activity to CISA’s 24/7 Operations Center at or (888) 282-0870 and to the FBI via your local FBI field office or the FBI’s 24/7 CyWatch at (855) 292-3937 or