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Vulnerability Assessment Details
Checks for DOS in apply.cgi
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote router is affected by multiple flaws.
The remote host appears to be a Linksys WRT54G Wireless Router.
The firmware version installed on the remote host is prone to several
- Execute arbitrary commands on the affected router with root privilages.
- Download and replace the configuration of affected routers via a special
POST request to the 'restore.cgi' or 'upgrade.cgi' scripts.
- Allow remote attackers to obtain encrypted configuration information and,
if the key is known, modify the configuration.
- Degrade the performance of affected devices and cause the Web server
to become unresponsive, potentially denying service to legitimate users.
See also :
Upgrade to firmware version 4.20.7 or later.
Network Security Threat Level:
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10
Networks Security ID: 14822
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: Copyright (C) 2005 Josh Zlatin-Amishav
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