TP-LINK TL-WR1043ND V2 Cookie Credentials credentials management

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A vulnerability classified as problematic has been found in TP-LINK TL-WR1043ND V2 (Router Operating System) (unknown version). This affects an unknown code block of the component Cookie Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a credentials management vulnerability (Credentials). CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-255. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality. The summary by CVE is:

An issue was discovered on TP-Link TL-WR1043ND V2 devices. The credentials can be easily decoded and cracked by brute-force, WordList, or Rainbow Table attacks. Specifically, credentials in the "Authorization" cookie are encoded with URL encoding and base64, leading to easy decoding. Also, the username is cleartext, and the password is hashed with the MD5 algorithm (after decoding of the URL encoded string with base64).

The weakness was released 06/19/2019. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2019-6972 since 01/25/2019. The exploitability is told to be difficult. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1552 for this issue.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at VDB-258595, VDB-260596, VDB-262532 and VDB-263091.






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Name: Credentials
Class: Credentials management / Credentials
CWE: CWE-255

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Remote: Yes

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01/25/2019 🔍
06/19/2019 +145 days 🔍
06/20/2019 +1 days 🔍
10/06/2023 +1569 days 🔍



Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2019-6972 (🔍)
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Created: 06/20/2019 08:14 AM
Updated: 10/06/2023 05:38 PM
Changes: 06/20/2019 08:14 AM (36), 06/25/2020 09:23 PM (18), 10/06/2023 05:38 PM (3)
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