TP-LINK TL-WA801N V1/TL-WA801ND V1 up to 3.12.16 Firmware denial of service

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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, has been found in TP-LINK TL-WA801N V1 and TL-WA801ND V1 up to 3.12.16 (Router Operating System). This issue affects an unknown code block of the component Firmware Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-404. The product does not release or incorrectly releases a resource before it is made available for re-use. Impacted is availability. The summary by CVE is:

An issue in the firmware update process of TP-LINK TL-WA801N / TL-WA801ND V1 v3.12.16 and earlier allows attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service (DoS) via uploading a crafted firmware image.

The weakness was shared 12/21/2022. The advisory is shared at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2022-46914 since 12/12/2022. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1499 for this issue.

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: 6.6
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.6

VulDB Base Score: 4.4
VulDB Temp Score: 4.4
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NVD Base Score: 8.8
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Class: Denial of service
CWE: CWE-404
ATT&CK: T1499

Local: No
Remote: Yes

Availability: 🔒
Status: Not defined

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Threat Intelligenceinfo

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Recommended: no mitigation known
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12/12/2022 CVE reserved
12/21/2022 +9 days Advisory disclosed
12/21/2022 +0 days VulDB entry created
01/21/2023 +31 days VulDB entry last update



Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2022-46914 (🔒)


Created: 12/21/2022 08:32 AM
Updated: 01/21/2023 10:06 AM
Changes: 12/21/2022 08:32 AM (39), 01/21/2023 10:06 AM (11)
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