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CVE-2017-12278 Detail

Current Description

A vulnerability in the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) subsystem of Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to cause an affected device to restart, resulting in a denial of service (DoS) condition. The vulnerability is due to a memory leak that occurs on an affected device after the device fails to deallocate a buffer that is used when certain MIBs are polled. An attacker who knows the SNMP Version 2 SNMP Read string or has valid SNMP Version 3 credentials for an affected device could repeatedly poll the affected MIB object IDs (OIDs) and consume available memory on the device. When memory is sufficiently depleted on the device, the device will restart, resulting in a DoS condition. Cisco Bug IDs: CSCvc71674.

Source:  MITRE
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score: 6.3 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:H

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/101642 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1039712 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20171101-wlc1 Vendor Advisory

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-772 Missing Release of Resource after Effective Lifetime NIST  
CWE-119 Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer Cisco Systems, Inc.  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:cisco:wireless_lan_controller_software:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Running on/with
 cpe:2.3:h:cisco:wireless_lan_controller:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2017-12278
NVD Published Date:
11/02/2017
NVD Last Modified:
10/09/2019