Netgear R7450 mini_httpd improper authentication

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8.8$5k-$25k0.00

A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in Netgear AC2100, AC2400, AC2600, D7000v1, R6220, R6230, R6260, R6330, R6350, R6700v2, R6800, R6850, R6900v2, R7200, R7350, R7400 and R7450 (Wireless LAN Software). Affected by this issue is an unknown function 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-287. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

This vulnerability allows network-adjacent attackers to bypass authentication on affected installations of multiple NETGEAR 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 vulnerability to escalate privileges and execute arbitrary code in the context of root. Was ZDI-CAN-13313.

The weakness was released 01/25/2022. The advisory is shared for download at zerodayinitiative.com. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2021-34865 since 06/17/2021. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack needs to approached within the local network. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. 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 01/28/2022).

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

VulDB Base Score: 8.8
VulDB Temp Score: 8.8
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Class: Weak authentication
CWE: CWE-287
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Partially

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06/17/2021 CVE reserved
01/25/2022 +222 days Advisory disclosed
01/25/2022 +0 days VulDB entry created
01/28/2022 +3 days VulDB last update

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Vendor: netgear.com

Advisory: zerodayinitiative.com
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2021-34865 (🔒)

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Created: 01/25/2022 06:34 PM
Updated: 01/28/2022 12:49 PM
Changes: (1) source_cve_nvd_summary
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