Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Multiple Vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 118461


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


According to its self-reported version, the Cisco Wireless LAN Controller (WLC) is affected by the following vulnerabilities:

- A privilege escalation vulnerability due to improper parsing of a specific TACACS attribute. A remote attacker, authenticating to TACACs via the GUI, could create a local account with administrative privileges. (CVE-2018-0417)

- A denial of service vulnerability due to flaws with specific timer mechanisms. A remote attacker could potentially cause the timer to crash resulting in a DoS condition.

- An information disclosure vulnerability due to insufficient checks when handling Control and Provisioning of Wireless Access Point keepalive requests. A remote attacker, with a specially crafted CAPWAP keepalive packet, could potentially read the devices memory. (CVE-2018-0442)

- A denial of service vulnerability due to improper validation of CAPWAP discovery request packets. A remote attacker could potentially disconnect associated APs, resulting in a DoS condition. (CVE-2018-0443)

Please see the included Cisco BIDs and the Cisco Security Advisory for more information.


Upgrade to the relevant fixed version referenced in Cisco bug ID(s) CSCvf66680, CSCvh65876, CSCve64652, and CSCvf66696.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 118461

File Name: cisco-sa-20181017-wlc-capwap-memory-leak.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: combined

Family: CISCO

Published: 2018/10/26

Updated: 2018/10/26

Dependencies: 70122

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-0443

CVSS Score Rationale: Based on vendor advisory.

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.6

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:cpe:/h:cisco:wireless_lan_controller

Patch Publication Date: 2018/10/17

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/10/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-0417, CVE-2018-0441, CVE-2018-0442, CVE-2018-0443

BID: 105664, 105667, 105680, 105686