Vulnerability Note VU#613833

Aruba Mobility Controller vulnerable to privilege escalation

Original Release date: 13 Feb 2007 | Last revised: 13 Feb 2007

Overview

The Aruba Mobility Controller Management Interface contains a privilege escalation vulnerability. This vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.

Description

The Aruba Mobility Controllers are used to process and control network traffic in a wireless network. The Aruba Mobility Controller Management Interface is a utility used to configure and manage the Aruba Mobility Controllers. The management interface can be accessed via a command line or a web-based interface.

The Aruba Mobility Controller contains an guest account, which is intended to have restricted privileges on the Mobility Controller. However, due to an unspecified implementation error, an attacker with access to the guest account may be able to gain administrative privileges on the Mobility Controller.

According to Aruba Networks this vulnerability affects Aruba Networks Mobility Controllers (200, 800, 2400, and 6000) running software versions 2.0 and later and Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Wireless 43xx and 6000 running software versions 2.0 and later.

Impact

A remote attacker may be able to gain administrative privileges on the Aruba Mobility Controller.

Solution

Apply a patch from Aruba
Aruba has released a patch to address this vulnerability. For more information refer to the Systems Affected section of this document.

Restrict access

You may wish to block access to the vulnerable software from outside your network perimeter, specifically by blocking access to Aruba Mobility Controller Management Interface web site as well as the device itself. This will limit your exposure to attacks.


Disable captive portal access

Disabling captive portal access if it is not needed may mitigate this vulnerability.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Aruba Networks, Inc.Affected09 Feb 200713 Feb 2007
If you are a vendor and your product is affected, let us know.

CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

Group Score Vector
Base N/A N/A
Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A N/A

References

Credit

This vulnerability was reported by Aruba Networks.

This document was written by Jeff Gennari.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: Unknown
  • Date Public: 12 Feb 2007
  • Date First Published: 13 Feb 2007
  • Date Last Updated: 13 Feb 2007
  • Severity Metric: 4.68
  • Document Revision: 14

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