Cisco warned of a variety of vulnerabilities – from letting attackers issue DDOS attack to making devices unexpectedly reload -- in some of its wireless access point and LAN gear.
The only critical alert came for vulnerability in Cisco Wave 2 Aironet 1830 Series and Cisco Aironet 1850 Series Access Points.
In those devices, running Cisco Mobility Express Software, a vulnerability could let an unauthenticated, remote attacker take complete control of an affected device, the company stated.
“The vulnerability is due to the existence of default credentials for an affected device that is running Cisco Mobility Express Software, regardless of whether the device is configured as a master, subordinate, or standalone access point. An attacker who has layer 3 connectivity to an affected device could use Secure Shell (SSH) to log in to the device with elevated privileges. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to take complete control of the device,” Cisco wrote in the warning.
Cisco said it has released software updates to address this vulnerability.
Meanwhile in the “High” warning category Cisco said a vulnerability in the web management interface of Cisco Wireless LAN Controller (WLC) Software could let an unauthenticated, remote attacker cause a denial of service (DoS) condition on an affected device.
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