Advisory Details

July 13th, 2023

NETGEAR ProSAFE Network Management System clearAlertByIds SQL Injection Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

ZDI-23-916
ZDI-CAN-19724

CVE ID CVE-2023-38100
CVSS SCORE 8.8, (AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)
AFFECTED VENDORS NETGEAR
AFFECTED PRODUCTS ProSAFE Network Management System
VULNERABILITY DETAILS

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to escalate privileges on affected installations of NETGEAR ProSAFE Network Management System. Although authentication is required to exploit this vulnerability, the existing authentication mechanism can be bypassed.

The specific flaw exists within the clearAlertByIds function. The issue results from the lack of proper validation of a user-supplied string before using it to construct SQL queries. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to escalate privileges to resources normally protected from the user.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS NETGEAR has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
https://kb.netgear.com/000065707/Security-Advisory-for-Multiple-Vulnerabilities-on-the-ProSAFE-Network-Management-System-PSV-2023-0024-PSV-2023-0025
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2023-02-08 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2023-07-13 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Steven Seeley of Source Incite
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