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Vulnerability Alert

Cisco Wireless LAN Controller HTTP Request Denial of Service Vulnerability

 
Threat Type:CWE-20: Input Validation
IntelliShield ID:31743
Version:1
First Published:2013 November 13 17:34 GMT
Last Published:2013 November 13 17:34 GMT
Port: Not available
CVE:CVE-2013-6684
BugTraq ID:63684
Urgency:Unlikely Use
Credibility:Confirmed
Severity:Mild Damage
CVSS Base:6.8 CVSS Calculator
CVSS Version 2.0
CVSS Temporal:6.5
Related Resources:
View related Security Notice
 
 
Version Summary:Cisco Wireless LAN Controller contains a vulnerability that could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to create a denial of service condition. Updates are not available.
 
 
Description
A vulnerability in the web framework of the Cisco Wireless LAN Controller (WLC) could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to create a denial of service (DoS) condition.

The vulnerability is due to improper input validation of configuration parameters. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a crafted HTTP request to the Cisco WLC.

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 WLC versions 7.4.110 and prior were vulnerable. Later releases of Cisco WLC may also be vulnerable.
 
IntelliShield Analysis
To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker would need to authenticate to the targeted device in order to send crafted HTTP requests to the vulnerable system. This access requirement decreases the likelihood of a successful exploit.

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 at the following link: CVE-2013-6684

Customers are advised to consult Cisco bug ID CSCuh81011 for the most complete list of affected product versions.
 
Impact
An authenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause an affected device to crash or become unresponsive, resulting in a DoS condition.
 
Technical Information
The vulnerability is due to improper input validation of configuration parameters by an affected Cisco WLC.

An authenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a crafted HTTP request to the Cisco WLC on a targeted device. If successful, the attacker could have the ability to create a DoS condition on the targeted device.
 
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 are advised to allow only privileged users to access administration or management 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) 3.0 Base | 3.1 .59.24, .105.0, .111.0 | 3.2 .78.0, .116.21, .150.6, .150.10, .171.5, .171.6, .185.0, .193.5, .195.10 | 4.0 .108, .155.0, .155.5, .179.8, .179.11, .196, .206.0, .217.0, .219.0 | 4.1 Base, .171.0, .181.0, .185.0 | 4.2 Base, .61.0, .99.0, .112.0, .117.0, .130.0, .173.0, .174.0, .176.0, .182.0 | 5.0 .148.0, .148.2 | 5.1 .151.0, .152.0, .160.0 | 5.2 .157.0, .169.0 | 6.0 Base, 182.0, 188.0, 196.0, 199.4, 202.0 | 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, .112 | 7.4 Base, 1.54, .100, .100.60, .110

Associated Products:
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