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Category:   Device (Router/Bridge/Hub)  >   Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Vendors:   Cisco
Cisco Wireless LAN Controller TACACS CLI Flaw Lets Remote Authenticated Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1041924
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1041924
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-0417   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 19 2018
Impact:   User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Cisco Wireless LAN Controller. A remote authenticated user can gain elevated privileges.

A remote authenticated user can supply specially crafted TACACS authentication data to gain access to privileges that are not otherwise available on the target command line interface (CLI). This can be exploited to create local user accounts with administrative privileges on a targeted device and execute other commands that are not allowed from the CLI.

The vendor has assigned bug ID CSCvh65876 to this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote authenticated user can gain elevated 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-20181017-wlc-gui-privesc

Vendor URL:  tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20181017-wlc-gui-privesc (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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