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Date: Sat, 9 Jan 2016 18:15:39 +0530
From: CSW Research Lab <>
Subject: [FD] Multiple Cross Site Scripting in Netgear Router Version


Can you assign CVE id to this flaw?


#Product Vendor: Netgear
#Bug Name: Cross Site Scripting in Netgear Router Version
#Software: Netgear Router Firmware
#Last Updated: 10-06-2015
#Severity High
#Vulnerable URL:
#Vulnerable Variable: getpage, var:page & var:menu
#Parameter: GET
#Status: Fixed
#CVE : not assigned
#Exploitation Requires Authentication?: no

Cross Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability in Netgear Router Firmware Version By exploiting a Cross-site scripting vulnerability the attacker
can hijack a logged in user’s session by stealing cookies. This means that
the malicious hacker can change the logged in user’s password and
invalidate the session of the victim while the hacker maintains access.

Technical Details

Inject the malicious JavaScript code *”></scripT><scripT>alert(1)</scripT>*
in thegetpage variable in the URL
and viewing it on browser will result in execution of Cross Site Scripting

*Note: *Similarly, var:page & var:menu variable is also injected with
malicious JavaScript payload and use it as a vehicle for further attack.

Advisory Timeline

28/10/2015 - Discovered in Netgear Router Firmware Version
28/10//2015 - Reported to vendor through support option but, no response
30/10//2015 - Reported to vendor through another support option available
here <>. But, again no
03/11/2015 - Finally, Technical Team started addressing about the issue
after so many follow ups through phone/mail.
13/12/2015 - Vulnerability got fixed & case was closed.
30/12/2015 - Netgear Released updated version


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