Cisco Web Cache Control Protocol Router Vulenrability

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Synopsis :

The remote device is missing a vendor-supplied security patch.

Description :

The Web Cache Control Protocol (WCCP), available on Cisco devices,
does not provide any authentication. A router configured to support
Cache Engines will treat any host that sends it valid WCCP hello
packets as a cache engine, and may divert HTTP traffic to that host.
If a router is configured to use WCCP, an attacker can divert web
traffic passing through such a router.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?fdf32657

Solution :

Apply the relevant patch referenced in Cisco Security Advisory
cisco-sa-19980513-wccp-auth.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: CISCO

Nessus Plugin ID: 17778 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-1999-1175