Advisory Details

June 18th, 2024

(0Day) Actiontec WCB6200Q Cookie Format String Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-24-808
ZDI-CAN-21417

CVE ID CVE-2024-6145
CVSS SCORE 8.8, AV:A/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
AFFECTED VENDORS Actiontec
AFFECTED PRODUCTS WCB6200Q
VULNERABILITY DETAILS

This vulnerability allows network-adjacent attackers to execute arbitrary code on affected installations of Actiontec WCB6200Q routers. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the HTTP server. A crafted Cookie header in an HTTP request can trigger the use of a format specifier from a user-supplied string. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code in the context of the HTTP server.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

08/03/23 – ZDI requested vendor PSIRT contact.

08/11/23 – ZDI asked for an update.

09/18/23 – ZDI asked for an update.

09/18/23 – The vendor sent an automated support ticket response.

10/20/23 – ZDI asked for an update.

02/27/24 – ZDI sent the report to Actiontec support.

03/27/24 – The vendor sent an automated support ticket response.

06/17/27 – The ZDI informed the vendor that since we’ve never received a formal response to the report, that we intend to publish the report as a zero-day advisory on 6/18/24.

-- Mitigation: Given the nature of the vulnerability, the only salient mitigation strategy is to restrict interaction with the application.


DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2024-02-27 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2024-06-18 - Coordinated public release of advisory
  • 2024-07-01 - Advisory Updated
CREDIT Logan Stratton
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