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


Severity High
Score 9.9/10


DLINK - DSL-224 Post-auth RCE. DLINK router version 3.0.8 has an interface where you can configure NTP servers (Network Time Protocol) via jsonrpc API. It is possible to inject a command through this interface that will run with ROOT permissions on the router.

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CWE-77 - Command Injection

A command injection attack involves injecting an operating system command through the data input, which gets executed on the host operating system with the privileges of the victimized application. The impact of a command injection attack may range from loss of data confidentiality and integrity to unauthorized remote access to the hosting system. The attack may cause serious data breaches and system takeover.


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