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Vulnerability title: Unauthenticated Configuration File Retrieval In Aruba OS

CVE: CVE-2014-2594
Vendor: Aruba
Product: OS
Affected version:
Fixed version: N/A
Reported by: Russ Spooner


The Team identified that an authenticated user of a GUEST wireless network could cause the captive portal to expose fragments of the Aruba controller’s configuration file which contains sensitive information such as RADIUS keys and passwords.

After authenticating to the captive portal, re-visit the address of the portal:


Log in using valid credentials. Sometimes the interface will appear to hang, if this occurs repeat the procedure.
On other occasions it will return fragments of the configuration file.


This issue discloses sensitive information regarding the Wireless controller and may result in the complete compromise of the wireless infrastructure if the attacker is able to access the Aruba Instant management interface.


Exploit code is not required.

Vendor status:

25/02/2014 Advisory created
27/02/2014 Vendor contacted
27/02/2014 Automated ticket assigned by vendor
18/03/2014 Attempted contact with vendor at alternate addresses
18/03/2014 Another automated ticket assigned by vendor
25/03/2014 CVE obtained
01/05/2014 Final attempt at contacting vendor
01/05/2014 Another automated ticket assigned by vendor
29/07/2014 Published

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