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Improper Privilege Management

CVE-2018-15557

Severity High
Score 8.8/10

Summary

An issue was discovered in the Quantenna WiFi Controller on Telus Actiontec WEB6000Q v1.1.02.22 devices. An attacker can statically set his/her IP to anything on the 169.254.1.0/24 subnet, and obtain root access by connecting to 169.254.1.2 port 23 with telnet/netcat.

  • LOW
  • ADJACENT_NETWORK
  • HIGH
  • UNCHANGED
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • 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.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published