F5 Vulnerabilities and Necessary Next Steps

March 11, 2021
Christopher Wentland
Principal Information Security Consultant

F5 announced new vulnerabilities and fixes for both BIG-IP and BIG-IQ, including four critical CVEs. These vulnerabilities affect all BIG-IP and BIG-IQ customers, and F5 is strongly recommending all BIG-IP and BIG-IQ systems be updated to fixed versions as soon as possible.  

We understand vulnerability remediation can be disruptive to your business. We’re working with F5 to ensure you can efficiently update your BIG-IP and BIG-IQ systems to the latest, most secure, and best-performing versions. There are resources available about the vulnerabilities and how to update or upgrade your BIG-IP and BIG-IQ systems on the F5 vulnerability response site:

F5 will be hosting a series of support “open office hours” with BIG-IP platform and security experts to provide additional information and answer questions you may have about the vulnerabilities, remediations and best practices in updating BIG-IP and BIG-IQ systems. These sessions are designed to allow you to drop in at any time during a session to listen to the discussion or ask a question. Times and links to attend are below:


  • JUST ADDED: Thursday, March 11, 12:00 – 1:30 PM PST: Register
  • Thursday, March 11, 5:00 – 6:30 PM PST: Register
  • Friday, March 12, 9:00-10:30 AM PST: Register
  • Monday, March 15, 7:00-8:30 AM PDT: Register
  • Monday, March 15, 5:00-6:30 PM PDT: Register

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact F5 support directly.

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