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Improper Privilege Management


Severity High
Score 7.8/10


Certain NETGEAR devices are affected by vertical privilege escalation. This affects M4300-28G before, M4300-52G before, M4300-28G-POE+ before, M4300-52G-POE+ before, M4300-8X8F before, M4300-12X12F before, M4300-24X24F before, M4300-24X before, M4300-48X before, and M4200 before

  • LOW
  • HIGH
  • NONE
  • LOW
  • HIGH
  • HIGH

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.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published