CVE-2017-3873 Detail

Current Description

A vulnerability in the Plug-and-Play (PnP) subsystem of the Cisco Aironet 1800, 2800, and 3800 Series Access Points running a Lightweight Access Point (AP) or Mobility Express image could allow an unauthenticated, adjacent attacker to execute arbitrary code with root privileges. The vulnerability is due to insufficient validation of PnP server responses. The PnP feature is only active while the device does not contain a configuration, such as a first time boot or after a factory reset has been issued. An attacker with the ability to respond to PnP configuration requests from the affected device can exploit the vulnerability by returning malicious PnP responses. If a Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller - Enterprise Module (APIC-EM) is available on the network, the attacker would need to exploit the issue in the short window before a valid PnP response was received. If successful, the attacker could gain the ability to execute arbitrary code with root privileges on the underlying operating system of the device. Cisco has confirmed that the only vulnerable software version is 8.3.102.0. Cisco Bug IDs: CSCvb42386.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  7.5 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:A/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/98296 Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1038394
https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20170503-cme Vendor Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-20 Improper Input Validation cwe source acceptance level NIST   Reference acceptance level Cisco Systems, Inc.  

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2017-3873
NVD Published Date:
05/16/2017
NVD Last Modified:
07/10/2017
Source:
MITRE