Newly Discovered Vulnerability Could Threaten Cisco Wireless LANs
Written by Daniel   
Tuesday, 25 August 2009 11:15
Flaw in Cisco Over-The-Air-Provisioning could allow attackers to gain control of wireless access points, AirMagnet researchers say

Aug 24, 2009 | 06:05 PM
By Tim Wilson

A flaw in the provisioning system used by Cisco wireless LANs could allow attackers to collect data about users' wired networks or even gain access to WLAN-attached systems, researchers said today.

Researchers at AirMagnet's Intrusion Research Team say they have uncovered a security vulnerability in Cisco's Over-The-Air-Provisioning (OTAP), a feature that helps users deploy wireless access points (APs). The potential exploit -- which AirMagnet has dubbed SkyJack -- makes it possible for others to gain control of a Cisco AP, intentionally or unintentionally.  [Comments...]

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