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Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer


Severity High
Score 10/10


Buffer overflow in the SSH server functionality on the D-Link DES-3800 with firmware before 4.50B052, DWL-2100AP with firmware before 2.50RC548, and DWL-3200AP with firmware before 2.55RC549 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service via unspecified vectors.

  • LOW
  • NONE

CWE-119 - Buffer Overflow

Buffer overflow attacks involve data transit and operations exceeding the restricted memory buffer, thereby corrupting or overwriting data in adjacent memory locations. Such overflow allows the attacker to run arbitrary code or manipulate the existing code to cause privilege escalation, data breach, denial of service, system crash and even complete system compromise. Given that languages such as C and C++ lack default safeguards against overwriting or accessing data in their memory, applications utilizing these languages are most susceptible to buffer overflows attacks.


Advisory Timeline

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