Zero-Day Advisory

Fortinet Discovers Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in D-Link DIR868

Summary

Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs has discovered an unauthenticated remote code execution vulnerability in the DIR868 routers shipped by the company D-Link.

D-Link manufactures a series of network routers directly competing with Linksys and Asus routers.

A malicious user can forge an authentication request that will trigger an unauthenticated buffer overflow thus allowing remote code execution with higher privileges on the vulnerable devices.


Solutions

Upgrade your router to version 1.21.

Acknowledgement

This vulnerability was discovered by Tony Loi of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs.

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