Netgear RAX43 1.0.3.96 Configuration Backup hard-coded credentials

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in Netgear RAX43 1.0.3.96 (Wireless LAN Software). Affected by this issue is an unknown code block of the component Configuration Backup Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a weak authentication vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-798. The software contains hard-coded credentials, such as a password or cryptographic key, which it uses for its own inbound authentication, outbound communication to external components, or encryption of internal data. The impact remains unknown.

The weakness was presented 12/31/2021. The advisory is shared for download at tenable.com. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2021-20170 since 12/17/2020. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $5k-$25k (estimation calculated on 12/31/2021). The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1110.001.

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: 5.0
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.8

VulDB Base Score: 5.0
VulDB Temp Score: 4.8
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Class: Weak authentication
CWE: CWE-798
ATT&CK: T1110.001

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Recommended: no mitigation known
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Timelineinfo

12/17/2020 CVE reserved
12/31/2021 +379 days Advisory disclosed
12/31/2021 +0 days VulDB entry created
01/05/2022 +5 days VulDB last update

Sourcesinfo

Vendor: netgear.com

Advisory: tenable.com
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2021-20170 (🔒)

Entryinfo

Created: 12/31/2021 08:12 AM
Updated: 01/05/2022 09:30 AM
Changes: (1) source_cve_nvd_summary
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