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Improper Authentication


Severity Medium
Score 4/10


ZyXEL Prestige routers, including P-660, P-661, and P-662 models with firmware 3.40(AGD.2) through 3.40(AHQ.3), allow remote authenticated users to obtain authentication data by making direct HTTP requests and then reading the HTML source, as demonstrated by a request for (1) RemMagSNMP.html, which discloses SNMP communities; or (2) WLAN.html, which discloses WEP keys.

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CWE-287 - Improper Authentication

Improper (or broken) authentication attacks are widespread, and have accounted for many of the worst data breaches in recent years. Improper authentication attacks are a class of vulnerabilities where an attacker impersonates a legitimate user by exploiting weaknesses in either session management or credential management to gain access to the user’s account. This can result in disclosure of sensitive information, and can lead to system compromise, theft, identity theft, and fraud.


Advisory Timeline

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