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


Severity High
Score 9.8/10


Remote Command Execution (RCE) vulnerability exists in HNAP1/control/SetWizardConfig.php in D-Link Router DIR-846 DIR846A1_FW100A43.bin and DIR846enFW100A53DLA-Retail.bin. Malicoius users can use this vulnerability to use "\ " or backticks in the shell metacharacters in the ssid0 or ssid1 parameters to cause arbitrary command execution. Since CVE-2019-17510 vulnerability has not been patched and improved www/hnap1/control/setwizardconfig.php, can also use line breaks and backquotes to bypass.

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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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