Cisco Aironet Access Points CVE-2019-15261 Denial of Service Vulnerability



Date Discovered

October 16, 2019


Cisco Aironet Access Points is prone to a denial-of-service vulnerability. An attacker can exploit this issue to cause a denial-of-service condition. This issue is being tracked by Cisco Bug ID CSCvk79807.

Technologies Affected

  • Cisco Aironet 1810 Series Access Points
  • Cisco Aironet 1830 Series Access Points
  • Cisco Aironet 1850 Series Access Point
  • Cisco Aironet 1850 Series Access Points 8.5(140.0)
  • Cisco Aironet 1850 Series Access Points 8.5(140.8)
  • Cisco Aironet 1850 Series Access Points 8.8(110.0)


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

Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights.
To reduce the impact of latent vulnerabilities, always run nonadministrative software as an unprivileged user with minimal access rights.

Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity.
Deploy NIDS to monitor network traffic for signs of anomalous or suspicious activity. This may indicate exploit attempts or activity that results from successful exploits.

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




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