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


Severity Medium
Score 4.6/10


Certain NETGEAR devices are affected by command injection by an authenticated user. This affects D7800 before, EX2700 before, WN3000RPv2 before, WN3000RPv3 before, LBR1020 before, LBR20 before, R6700AX before, R7800 before, R8900 before, R9000 before, RAX10 before, RAX120v1 before, RAX120v2 before, RAX70 before, RAX78 before, XR450 before, XR500 before, and XR700 before

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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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