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Cisco Aironet AP 1100 Malformed HTTP Request Crash Vulnerability







VIGILANTe Security Watch Advisory



Name: Cisco Aironet AP 1100 Malformed HTTP Request Crash Vulnerability

Systems Affected: Tested on a Cisco Aironet AP1100 Model 1120B Series 

Wireless device.

Firmware version 12.2(4)JA and earlier.

Severity: High Risk

Vendor URL: http://www.vigilante.com

Authors: Reda Zitouni (reda.zitouni@vigilante.com)

Date: 28th July 2003

Advisory Code: VIGILANTE-2003001



Description

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Cisco Aironet 1100 Series Access Point is a device manufactured by Cisco 

Systems offering a WLAN solution based on the 802.11b Wifi standard.

The Arionet Bridge is vulnerable to a denial of service.This can be 

exploited remotely by an attacker. No user login or password is necessary.



Details

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It is possible to cause Cisco Aironet Access Point to crash and reboot if 

the HTTP server feature is enabled. This can be accomplished by 

submitting a specially crafted request to the web server. There is no 

need to authenticate to perform this attack, only access to the web 

server is required. The Aironet bridge reboots upon receiving the request 

and failing to handle correctly this one. Afterwards, no further access 

to the WLAN or its services is possible.



Vendor status:

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Cisco was contacted June 19, 2003 and answered the same day. 5 days 

later, they told us that they would release a patch soon. The patch was 

finally released July 3, 2003.



Vulnerability Assessment:

A test case to detect this vulnerability was added to SecureScan NX in 

the upgrade package of July 28, 2003. You can see the documentation of 

this test case 17655 on SecureScan NX web site at 

http://securescannx.vigilante.com/tc/17655 . 

Fix:  A firmware upgrading the Aironet IOS version to c1100-k9w7 has been 

released by Cisco. Please note that this version fixes some other bugs as 

TC 15438 (refer to release note).



Workaround:

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1. If not needed - disable access to the web feature on the Aironet 

Bridge. 

2. If needed - restrict access to the HTTP service for outside 

connections.

CVE: Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures group ( reachable at 

http://cve.mitre.org/ ) was contacted and assigned CAN-2003-0511 to this 

vulnerability. 



Links:

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Cisco Advisory:	        http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/707/cisco-sa-

20030728-ap1x00.shtml

Vigilante Advisory: 

	http://www.vigilante.com/inetsecurity/advisories/VIGILANTE-

2003001.htm

Product Homepage: 	http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/cc/pd/witc/ps4570

CVE: CAN-2003-0511 	http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-

CAN-2003-0511





Credit:

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This vulnerability was discovered by Reda Zitouni, member of our Security 

Watch Team at VIGILANTe. 

We wish to thank Cisco PSIRT Team for their fast answer to fix this 

problem. 



Copyright VIGILANTe.com, Inc. 2003-07-28



Disclaimer:

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Feedback:

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Please send suggestions, updates, and comments to 

securitywatch@vigilante.com.





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