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

CVE-2017-14429

Severity High
Score 10/10

Summary

The DHCP client on D-Link DIR-850L REV. A (with firmware through FW114WWb07_h2ab_beta1) and REV. B (with firmware through FW208WWb02) devices allows unauthenticated remote code execution as root because /etc/services/INET/inet_ipv4.php mishandles shell metacharacters, affecting generated files such as WAN-1-udhcpc.sh.

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  • NETWORK
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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'.

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Advisory Timeline

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