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Category:   Device (Router/Bridge/Hub)  >   Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Vendors:   Cisco
Cisco IOS XE for 5760 Series Wireless LAN Controller HTTP Request Processing Bug Lets Remote Authenticated Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1039456
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1039456
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-12226   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 27 2017
Impact:   User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): XE 3.7.0E, 3.7.1E, 3.7.2E, 3.7.3E, 3.7.4E, 3.7.5E
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Cisco IOS XE for Cisco 5760 Wireless LAN Controller. A remote authenticated user can gain elevated privileges.

A remote authenticated Lobby Administrator user on the web-based Wireless Controller GUI can trigger an HTTP request validation flaw by authenticating and then changing the state or protocol for their connection to gain full administrator privileges on the target system.

The vendor has assigned bug ID CSCvd73746 to this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote authenticated Lobby Administrator user can gain full administrator privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The vendor advisory is available at:

https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20170927-ngwc

Vendor URL:  tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20170927-ngwc (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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