Netgear Nighthawk AC2400 1.2.0.62_1.0.1 mini_httpd authentication bypass

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A vulnerability was found in Netgear R6020, R6080, R6120, R6220, R6260, R6700v2, R6800, R6900v2, R7450, JNR3210, WNR2020, Nighthawk AC2100 and Nighthawk AC2400 1.2.0.62_1.0.1 (Wireless LAN Software) and classified as critical. Affected by this issue is an unknown code block of the component mini_httpd. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a weak authentication vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-288. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

This vulnerability allows network-adjacent attackers to bypass authentication on affected installations of NETGEAR R6020, R6080, R6120, R6220, R6260, R6700v2, R6800, R6900v2, R7450, JNR3210, WNR2020, Nighthawk AC2100, and Nighthawk AC2400 firmware version 1.2.0.62_1.0.1 routers. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability. The specific flaw exists within the mini_httpd service, which listens on TCP port 80 by default. The issue results from incorrect string matching logic when accessing protected pages. An attacker can leverage this in conjunction with other vulnerabilities to execute code in the context of root. Was ZDI-CAN-11355.

The weakness was published 02/12/2021. The advisory is available at zerodayinitiative.com. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2020-27866 since 10/27/2020. The exploitation is known to be easy. Access to the local network is required for this attack. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. The structure of the vulnerability defines a possible price range of USD $5k-$25k at the moment (estimation calculated on 02/28/2021).

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

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 8.8
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 8.8

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Class: Weak authentication
CWE: CWE-288
ATT&CK: Unknown

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10/27/2020 CVE assigned
02/12/2021 +108 days Advisory disclosed
02/12/2021 +0 days VulDB entry created
02/28/2021 +16 days VulDB last update

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Vendor: https://www.netgear.com/

Advisory: zerodayinitiative.com
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CVE: CVE-2020-27866 (🔒)

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Created: 02/12/2021 09:37 AM
Updated: 02/28/2021 11:11 AM
Changes: (17) vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_av vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_ac vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_pr vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_ui vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_s vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_c vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_i vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_a vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_av vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ac vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_au vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ci vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ii vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ai source_cve_cna vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_basescore vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_basescore
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