Cisco Wi-Fi kit in minor security flap

Thursday, 4 December 2003, 11:41 AM EST

Cisco yesterday warned of a security vulnerability in the software running on its popular line of Aironet wireless LAN access points.

Under certain conditions, Aironet Access Points running Cisco IOS software will send static Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) keys to in clear text to Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) server every time a key is changed or AP rebooted.

Not good - but the relevant enable traps wlan-wep command is disabled by default on Cisco's hardware, so the flaw is not particularly high risk.

Network admins are advised to disable the command as a workaround.

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