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Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer


Severity High
Score 10/10


Stack-based buffer overflow in the do_hnap function in www/my_cgi.cgi in D-Link DSP-W215 (Rev. A1) with firmware 1.01b06 and earlier, DIR-505 with firmware before 1.08b10, and DIR-505L with firmware 1.01 and earlier allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a long Content-Length header in a GetDeviceSettings action in an HNAP request.

  • 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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