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Session Fixation


Severity High
Score 9.8/10


An issue was discovered on TP-Link TL-WR840N v5 00000005 0.9.1 3.16 v0001.0 Build 170608 Rel.58696n and TL-WR841N v13 00000013 0.9.1 4.16 v0001.0 Build 170622 Rel.64334n devices. This issue is caused by improper session handling on the /cgi/ folder or a /cgi file. If an attacker sends a header of "Referer:" then no authentication is required for any action.

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CWE-384 - Session Fixation

Authenticating a user, or otherwise establishing a new user session, without invalidating any existing session identifier gives an attacker the opportunity to steal authenticated sessions.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published