Cisco Wireless LAN Controller HTTP Parsing Denial of Service Vulnerability

2016-04-20T16:00:00
ID CISCO-SA-20160420-HTRD
Type cisco
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2016-04-20T14:41:47

Description

A vulnerability in the HTTP URL redirect feature of Cisco Wireless LAN Controller (WLC) Software could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a buffer overflow condition on an affected device, resulting in a denial of service (DoS) condition.

The vulnerability is due to improper handling of HTTP traffic by the affected software. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a crafted HTTP request to an affected device. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to cause a buffer overflow condition on the device, which could allow the attacker to cause the device to reload, resulting in a DoS condition, or execute arbitrary code on the device.

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: http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20160420-htrd["http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20160420-htrd"]