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Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in an OS Command ('OS Command Injection')


Severity High
Score 10/10


On D-Link DIR-818LW Rev.A 2.05.B03 and DIR-860L Rev.B 2.03.B03 devices, unauthenticated remote OS command execution can occur in the soap.cgi service of the cgibin binary via an "&&" substring in the service parameter. NOTE: this issue exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2018-6530.

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CWE-78 - OS Command Injection

The OS command injection weakness (also known as shell injection) is a vulnerability which enables an attacker to run arbitrary OS commands on a server. This is done by modifying the intended downstream OS command and injecting arbitrary commands, enabling the execution of unauthorized OS commands. This has the potential to fully compromise the application along with all of its data, and, if the compromised process does not follow the principle of least privileges, it may compromise other parts of the hosting infrastructure as well. This weakness is listed as number ten in the 'CWE Top 25 Most Dangerous Software Weaknesses'.


Advisory Timeline

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