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Advisory Published


First published: Tue Nov 14 2023(Updated: )

There is a buffer overflow vulnerability in the underlying AirWave client service that could lead to unauthenticated remote code execution by sending specially crafted packets destined to the PAPI (Aruba's access point management protocol) UDP port (8211). Successful exploitation of this vulnerability results in the ability to execute arbitrary code as a privileged user on the underlying operating system.


Affected SoftwareAffected VersionHow to fix
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is CVE-2023-45616?

    CVE-2023-45616 is a buffer overflow vulnerability in the AirWave client service that allows for unauthenticated remote code execution.

  • How does CVE-2023-45616 work?

    CVE-2023-45616 can be exploited by sending specially crafted packets to the PAPI UDP port, which triggers a buffer overflow and allows for remote code execution.

  • What is the severity of CVE-2023-45616?

    CVE-2023-45616 has a severity rating of 9.8 (Critical).

  • Which software is affected by CVE-2023-45616?

    ArubaOS versions between and, and version, as well as HP InstantOS versions between and, and, and and are affected by CVE-2023-45616.

  • How can CVE-2023-45616 be fixed?

    To fix CVE-2023-45616, users should apply the latest security patches provided by Aruba Networks or HP, depending on the affected software.


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