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


Severity High
Score 8.8/10


NETGEAR R6200_V2 firmware versions through R6200v2-V1.0.3.12_10.1.11 and R6300_V2 firmware versions through R6300v2-V1.0.4.52_10.0.93 allow remote authenticated attackers to execute arbitrary command via shell metacharacters in the ipv6_fix.cgi ipv6_wan_ipaddr, ipv6_lan_ipaddr, ipv6_wan_length, or ipv6_lan_length parameters.

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  • HIGH
  • NONE
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  • HIGH
  • HIGH

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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