Cisco Application and Content Networking Software (ACNS) contains a buffer overflow that may enable an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the affected device.
Cisco ACNS Software "...combines demand-pull caching and pre-positioning for accelerated delivery of web applications, objects, files, and streaming media; and runs on Cisco Content Engines, Content Distribution Manager, and Content Router hardware platforms." From http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/707/cisco-sa-20031210-ACNS-auth.shtml:
By entering an overly long password, it may be possible to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable device. This vulnerability affects all devices and hardware modules that are running ACNS software releases prior to 4.2.11 and 5.0.5.
By supplying an overly long password, it is possible to trigger a buffer overflow in the authentication module. This may enable an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the affected device or cause denial of service.
no gui-server enable
This vulnerability was reported by the Cisco Systems Product Security Incident Response Team.
This document was written by Robert C Seacord.
|Date First Published:||2003-12-18|
|Date Last Updated:||2003-12-23 15:05 UTC|