Cisco Wireless LAN Controller CAPWAP Denial of Service Vulnerability

Type cisco
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2020-04-20T15:41:54


A vulnerability in the Control and Provisioning of Wireless Access Points (CAPWAP) protocol handler of Cisco Wireless LAN Controller (WLC) Software could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a denial of service (DoS) condition on an affected device.

The vulnerability is due to insufficient validation of CAPWAP packets. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a malformed CAPWAP packet to an affected device. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to cause the affected device to restart, resulting in a DoS condition.

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: [""]

This advisory is part of the April 2020 Cisco Aironet AP, Mobility Express, and WLC Software Security Advisory Bundled Publication, which includes four Cisco Security Advisories that describe four vulnerabilities. For a complete list of the advisories and links to them, see Cisco Event Response: April 2020 Cisco Aironet AP, Mobility Express and WLC Software Security Advisory Bundled Publication [""].