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Out-of-bounds Write


Severity High
Score 8.8/10


TP-Link TL-WR940N is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking by the ipAddrDispose function. By sending specially crafted ICMP echo request packets, a remote authenticated attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system with elevated privileges.

  • LOW
  • HIGH
  • NONE
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  • HIGH
  • HIGH

CWE-787 - Out-of-Bounds Write

Out-of-bounds write vulnerability is a memory access bug that allows software to write data past the end or before the beginning of the intended buffer. This may result in the corruption of data, a crash, or arbitrary code execution.


Advisory Timeline

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