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Improper Authentication


Severity High
Score 8.8/10


Certain NETGEAR devices are affected by authentication bypass. This affects R6300v2 before, R6400 before, R6700 before, R6900 before, R7000 before, R7100LG before V1.0.0.32, R7300DST before, R7900 before, R8000 before, R8300 before, R8500 before, WNDR3400v3 before, and WNR3500Lv2 before

  • LOW
  • HIGH
  • NONE
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  • HIGH
  • HIGH

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

  • Published