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Cleartext Transmission of Sensitive Information

CVE-2021-20174

Severity High
Score 7.5/10

Summary

Netgear Nighthawk R6700 version 1.0.4.120 does not utilize secure communication methods to the web interface. By default, all communication to/from the device's web interface is sent via HTTP, which causes potentially sensitive information (such as usernames and passwords) to be transmitted in cleartext.

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • UNCHANGED
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • HIGH
  • NONE

CWE-319 - Cleartext Transmission of Sensitive Information

The software transmits sensitive or security-critical data in cleartext in a communication channel that can be sniffed by unauthorized actors.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published