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Category:   Device (Router/Bridge/Hub)  >   Cisco Aironet Vendors:   Cisco
Cisco Aironet Flaw in Bluetooth Low Energy Stack Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1042018
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1042018
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-16986   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 1 2018
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Cisco Aironet. A remote user on the local network can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user on the local network can send specially crafted content that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger Bluetooth Low Energy memory corruption and execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.

Versions 8.7.102.0 and 8.7.106.0 are affected.

The vendor has assigned bug ID CSCvk44163 to this vulnerability.

Ben Seri, VP of Research at Armis, reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create content that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The vendor advisory is available at:

https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20181101-ap

Vendor URL:  tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20181101-ap (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

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