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Vulnerability Alert

Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Telnet Denial of Service Vulnerability

 
Threat Type:CWE: Design Error
IntelliShield ID:29209
Version:1
First Published:2013 May 06 19:56 GMT
Last Published:2013 May 06 19:56 GMT
Port: Not available
CVE:CVE-2013-1235
BugTraq ID:59653
Urgency:Unlikely Use
Credibility:Confirmed
Severity:Mild Damage
CVSS Base:5.0 CVSS Calculator
CVSS Version 2.0
CVSS Temporal:4.8
 
Version Summary:Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Software contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a denial of service condition on a targeted system. Updates are not available.
 
 
Description
A vulnerability in Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Software could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to create a denial of service (DoS) condition for remote login Telnet sessions.

The vulnerability is due to improper cleanup of incorrectly terminated remote login sessions. An exploit could allow an attacker to exhaust available Telnet sessions and deny service to new administrator Telnet sessions.

Cisco has confirmed the vulnerability in a security notice; however, software updates are not available.
 
Warning Indicators
At the time this alert was first published, Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Software versions 7.4(1.54) and prior were vulnerable. Later versions of Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Software may also be affected.
 
IntelliShield Analysis
Customers are advised to review the bug reports in the "Vendor Announcements" section for a current list of affected versions.

Cisco indicates through the CVSS score that functional exploit code exists; however, the code is not known to be publicly available.
 
Vendor Announcements
Cisco has released a security notice for bug ID CSCug35507 at the following link: CVE-2013-1235
 
Impact
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to exhaust available Telnet sessions, denying service to new Administrator Telnet sessions, which could result in a DoS condition.
 
Technical Information
The vulnerability is due to improper cleanup of incorrectly terminated remote login sessions by the affected software.

An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to exhaust available Telnet sessions and deny service to new administrator Telnet sessions. Successful exploitation could result in a DoS condition.
 
Safeguards
Administrators are advised to contact the vendor regarding future updates and releases.

Administrators are advised to allow only trusted users to have network access.

Administrators may consider using IP-based access control lists (ACLs) to allow only trusted systems to access the affected systems.

Administrators are advised to monitor affected systems.
 
Patches/Software
Software updates are not available.
 
Alert History
 
Initial Release


Product Sets
 
The security vulnerability applies to the following combinations of products.

Primary Products:
CiscoCisco Wireless LAN Controller (WLC) 7.0 Base, 98.0, 98.218, 116.0, 220.0 | 7.1 Base, 91.0 | 7.2 Base, 103.0 | 7.3 Base, .101.0 | 7.4 Base, 1.54

Associated Products:
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