RUCKUS ADVISORY ID 10282013 - User authentication bypass vulnerability in Ruckus Access Point's administrative web interface

2013-12-01T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:30040
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2013-12-01T00:00:00

Description

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RUCKUS ADVISORY ID 10282013

Customer release date: Oct 28, 2013 Public release date: Nov 28, 2013

TITLE

User authentication bypass vulnerability in Ruckus Access Point's administrative web interface

SUMMARY

An user authentication bypass vulnerability has been discovered in Ruckus Access Point's administrative web interface. This vulnerability may allow a malicious user to gain unauthorized access to the administrative web interface.

AFFECTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS AND DEVICES

Device            Affected software
  • -------------------------- ------------------ ZoneFlex Access Points 9.5.x, 9.6.x

Any products not mentioned in the table above are not affected

DETAILS

A weakness has been discovered in the administrative web interface of the Ruckus Access Point devices. A malicious user with network access to the device's web interface may obtain unauthorized access and perform administrative actions via the web interface.

The user does not have to be authenticated to the web interface for this attack to be successful. This issue does not affect any other Ruckus devices besides Ruckus Access Point devices.

IMPACT

A malicious user with network access to the administrative web interface of the Ruckus Access Point device may obtain unauthorized access and perform administrative actions via this interface.

CVSS v2 BASE METRIC SCORE: 6.4 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)

WORKAROUNDS

Ruckus recommends that all customers apply the appropriate patch(es) as soon as practical. However, in the event that a patch cannot immediately be applied, the following suggestions might help reduce the risk:

  • Do not expose management interfaces of Ruckus devices (including administrative web interface) to untrusted networks such as the Internet.

  • Use a firewall to limit traffic to/from Ruckus Access Point's administrative web interface to trusted hosts.

SOLUTION

Ruckus recommends that all customers apply the appropriate patch(es) as soon as practical.

The following patches have the fix (any later patches will also have the fix):

Branch Software Patch - - ----------- ------------------ 9.5.x 9.5.3.0.44MR 9.6.x 9.6.1.0.15MR

CREDITS

This vulnerability was discovered and responsibly disclosed to Ruckus Wireless by multiple sources:

      • David Peters of Ansecurity
      • Neil Lines of Nettitude Group

This issue has also been reported to CERT and NVD by a third party without informing Ruckus Wireless.

http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/742932 http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2013-5030

OBTAINING FIXED FIRMWARE

Ruckus customers can obtain the fixed firmware from the support website at https://support.ruckuswireless.com/

Ruckus Support can be contacted as follows:

1-855-RUCKUS1 (1-855-782-5871) (United States)

The full contact list is at:
https://support.ruckuswireless.com/contact-us

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

This security advisory is strictly confidential and will be made available for public consumption on Nov 28, 2013 at the following source

Ruckus Website http://www.ruckuswireless.com/security

SecurityFocus Bugtraq http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1

Future updates of this advisory, if any, will be placed on Ruckus's website, but may or may not be actively announced on mailing lists.

REVISION HISTORY

  Revision 1.0 / 28th Nov 2013 / Initial release

RUCKUS WIRELESS SECURITY PROCEDURES

Complete information on reporting security vulnerabilities in Ruckus Wireless products, obtaining assistance with security incidents is available at http://www.ruckuswireless.com/security

For reporting new security issues, email can be sent to security(at)ruckuswireless.com For sensitive information we encourage the use of PGP encryption. Our public keys can be found at http://www.ruckuswireless.com/security

STATUS OF THIS NOTICE: Final

Although Ruckus cannot guarantee the accuracy of all statements in this advisory, all of the facts have been checked to the best of our ability. Ruckus does not anticipate issuing updated versions of this advisory unless there is some material change in the facts. Should there be a significant change in the facts, Ruckus may update this advisory.

(c) Copyright 2013 by Ruckus Wireless This advisory may be redistributed freely after the public release date given at the top of the text, provided that redistributed copies are complete and unmodified, including all date and version information.

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