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Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in an OS Command ('OS Command Injection')


Severity High
Score 7.9/10


The ZyXEL Wireless N300 NetUSB NBG-419N router with firmware 1.00(BFQ.6)C0 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via shell metacharacters in input to the (1) detectWeather, (2) set_language, (3) SystemCommand, or (4) NTPSyncWithHost function in management.c, or a (5) SET COUNTRY, (6) SET WLAN SSID, (7) SET WLAN CHANNEL, (8) SET WLAN STATUS, or (9) SET WLAN COUNTRY udps command.

  • NONE

CWE-78 - OS Command Injection

The OS command injection weakness (also known as shell injection) is a vulnerability which enables an attacker to run arbitrary OS commands on a server. This is done by modifying the intended downstream OS command and injecting arbitrary commands, enabling the execution of unauthorized OS commands. This has the potential to fully compromise the application along with all of its data, and, if the compromised process does not follow the principle of least privileges, it may compromise other parts of the hosting infrastructure as well. This weakness is listed as number ten in the 'CWE Top 25 Most Dangerous Software Weaknesses'.


Advisory Timeline

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