A vulnerability in the implementation of a CLI command in Cisco Aironet Access Points (AP) could allow an authenticated, local attacker to overwrite files in the flash memory of the device.
This vulnerability is due to insufficient input validation for a specific command. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by issuing a command with crafted arguments. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to overwrite or create files with data that is already present in other files that are hosted on the affected 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:
At the time of publication, this vulnerability affected the following Cisco products if they were running a vulnerable release of Cisco Aironet Series Access Points Software:
- Aironet 1540 Series APs
- Aironet 1560 Series APs
- Aironet 1800 Series APs
- Aironet 2800 Series APs
- Aironet 3800 Series APs
- Aironet 4800 APs
- Catalyst 9100 APs
- Catalyst IW 6300 APs
- Integrated AP on 1100 Integrated Services Routers
- 6300 Series Embedded Services APs (ESW6300)
For information about which Cisco software releases were vulnerable at the time of publication, see the Fixed Software section of this advisory. See the Details section in the bug ID(s) at the top of this advisory for the most complete and current information.
Products Confirmed Not Vulnerable
Only products listed in the Vulnerable Products section of this advisory are known to be affected by this vulnerability.
Cisco has confirmed that this vulnerability does not affect any Cisco Access Point series that is not listed in the Vulnerable Products section of this advisory.
There are no workarounds that address this vulnerability.
When considering software upgrades, customers are advised to regularly consult the advisories for Cisco products, which are available from the Cisco Security Advisories page, to determine exposure and a complete upgrade solution.
In all cases, customers should ensure that the devices to be upgraded contain sufficient memory and confirm that current hardware and software configurations will continue to be supported properly by the new release. If the information is not clear, customers are advised to contact the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) or their contracted maintenance providers.
At the time of publication, the release information in the following table(s) was accurate. See the Details section in the bug ID(s) at the top of this advisory for the most complete and current information.
The left column lists Cisco software releases, and the right column indicates whether a release was affected by the vulnerability described in this advisory and which release included the fix for this vulnerability.
Cisco Access Points Managed by Wireless LAN Controller or Mobility Express
Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Software Release First Fixed Release for This Vulnerability 8.4 and earlier Migrate to a fixed release. 8.5 188.8.131.52 8.6 - 8.9 Migrate to a fixed release. 8.10 184.108.40.206
Cisco Access Points Managed by Catalyst 9800 Wireless Controller or Embedded Wireless Controller on Catalyst Access Points
Cisco Catalyst 9800 Controller Software Release First Fixed Release for This Vulnerability 16.11 and earlier Migrate to a fixed release. 16.12 16.12.5 17.1 - 17-2 Migrate to a fixed release. 17.3 and later Not vulnerable.
The Cisco Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) is not aware of any public announcements or malicious use of the vulnerability that is described in this advisory.
Cisco would like to thank Chris Bellows of Atredis Partners and HD Moore of Rumble for reporting this vulnerability.
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Version Description Section Status Date 1.0 Initial public release. — Final 2021-MAR-24
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