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Airspan WiMAX ProST Authentication Bypass Vulnerability
Topic: Airspan ProST Modem Management Authentication Bypass Vulnerability
Product: Airspan ProST Antenna
Impact: Remote shell access
Affected product: Airspan ProST with firmware < 126.96.36.199, Hardware rev < 4.1
Credits: Francis Lacoste-Cordeau
Airspan is a worldwide leader in broadband wireless with over 400 customers
in more than 100 countries. As a founding member of the WiMAX forum, Airspan
has led the way in WiMAX, being among the first wave of companies to achieve
certification for its Base Station and End User Devices.
Remote exploitation of an authentication bypass vulnerability in Airspan ProST
Modem management allows attackers to access all options available in administration panel.
This issue is due to a failure of the application to properly handle access validation
functionality. The access gained through this issue grants admin privileges.
The attacker have to craft a malicious request.
POST /process_adv/ HTTP/1.1
It will display options page number #1, which is Software Download for Firmware upgrade.
You can increment 'Advanced' value to see others options.
There's actually no workaround of this issue.
V. VENDOR RESPONSE
Airspan has addressed this vulnerability and will fix this problem with a firmware update.
VI. DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
15/10/2007 Initial vendor notification
16/10/2007 Initial vendor response
13/03/2008 Coordinated public disclosure
Francis Lacoste-Cordeau(admin@xxxxxxxxxx) is credited with discovering this vulnerability.