Cisco Aironet Access Points CVE-2019-15260 Unauthorized Access Vulnerability



Date Discovered

October 16, 2019


Cisco Aironet Access Points is prone to an unauthorized access vulnerability. An attacker can exploit this issue to bypass certain security restrictions and perform unauthorized actions, gain elevated privileges. This may aid in launching further attacks. This issue is tracked by Cisco Bug ID CSCvm54888.

Technologies Affected

  • Cisco Aironet 1540 Series Access Points
  • Cisco Aironet 1560 Series Access Points
  • Cisco Aironet 1800 Series Access Points
  • Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points
  • Cisco Aironet 3800 Series Access Points
  • Cisco Aironet 4800 Series Access Points
  • Cisco Aironet Access Point Software 8.5
  • Cisco Aironet Access Point Software 8.8


Block external access at the network boundary, unless external parties require service.
If global access isn't needed, filter access to the affected computer at the network boundary. Restricting access to only trusted computers and networks might greatly reduce the likelihood of successful exploits.

Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights.
Execute all software as a user with minimal privileges. Use additional precautions such as restrictive environments to insulate software that may potentially handle malicious content.

Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity.
Deploy NIDS to detect and block attacks and anomalous activity such as requests containing suspicious URI sequences. Since the webserver may log such requests, review logs regularly.

Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.




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