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Cisco Bug: CSCvh65876 - Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Software GUI Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

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Aug 19, 2019

Products (1)

  • Cisco 5500 Series Wireless Controllers

Known Affected Releases

8.7(1.115)

Description (partial)

Symptom:
A vulnerability in TACACS authentication with Cisco Wireless LAN Controller (WLC) Software could allow an authenticated, local attacker to perform certain operations within the GUI that are not normally available to that user on the CLI.

The vulnerability is due to incorrect parsing of a specific TACACS attribute received in the TACACS response from the remote TACACS server. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by authenticating via TACACS to the GUI on the affected device. A successful exploit could allow an attacker to create local user accounts with administrative privileges on an affected WLC and execute other commands that are not allowed from the CLI and should be prohibited.

Cisco has released software updates that address this vulnerability. There are no workarounds that address this vulnerability.

This advisory is available at the following link: https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20181017-wlc-gui-privesc

Conditions:
Please refer to the Security Advisory
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