Vulnerability Note VU#248372

AirSpan WiMAX ProST web management interface authentication bypass vulnerability

Original Release date: 06 Mar 2008 | Last revised: 10 Apr 2008


The AirSpan WiMAX ProST contains an authentication bypass vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to make arbitrary configuration changes.


The AirSpan WiMAX ProST is customer premise equipment that provides WiMAX wireless networking. The web management interface of the Airspan WiMax ProST does not properly authenticate HTTP POST requests.


By sending HTTP POST requests to a vulnerable ProST device, a remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to make arbitrary configuration changes. The attacker could potentially disable the device by uploading an invalid firmware image.



From AirSpan WiMAX product bulletin PB/ASM/2008/016 Rev A:

    A new version of SS has been made available as a SW patch to solve the above issue. This new version forms System Release 6.5.2 & 6.6.2 for MicroMAX and HiperMAX systems respectively.

Restrict access

Restrict access to the web management interface to trusted networks. If possible, configure management and transit networks for separate VLANs, or restrict access to the device using IP access lists.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
AirspanAffected27 Dec 200713 Mar 2008
Wind River Systems, Inc.Unknown12 Mar 200812 Mar 2008
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Thanks to Arthur Lashin for reporting this vulnerability and Francis Lacoste-Cordeau for information that was used in this report..

This document was written by Ryan Giobbi.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2008-1262
  • Date Public: 06 Mar 2008
  • Date First Published: 06 Mar 2008
  • Date Last Updated: 10 Apr 2008
  • Severity Metric: 6.48
  • Document Revision: 31


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