Intrusion Prevention

Netgear.NightHawk.X4S.Buffer.Overflow

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Post-Authentication Stack Buffer Overflow vulnerability in Netgear Routers.
The vulnerability is caused by stack buffer overflow issue in CGI handler. An attacker can trick an unsuspecting user into visiting a malicious webpage and execute arbitrary code within the context of the application.

Affected Products

R7800, running firmware versions prior to 1.0.2.46

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can gain control of vulnerable systems

Recommended Actions

Apply the latest update from the vendor
https://www.netgear.com/support/download/