Improper Privilege Management
Certain NETGEAR devices are affected by vertical privilege escalation. This affects M4300-28G before 18.104.22.168, M4300-52G before 22.214.171.124, M4300-28G-POE+ before 126.96.36.199, M4300-52G-POE+ before 188.8.131.52, M4300-8X8F before 184.108.40.206, M4300-12X12F before 220.127.116.11, M4300-24X24F before 18.104.22.168, M4300-24X before 22.214.171.124, M4300-48X before 126.96.36.199, and M4200 before 188.8.131.52.
CWE-269 - Improper Privilege Management
An effective privilege management infrastructure provides valid users with required access and privileges across heterogeneous technology environments. An application with a faulty privilege management infrastructure allows higher than authorized privileges or enables privilege escalation. This can lead to security incidents such as system infiltration, data breach, and complete system takeover.