Cisco RV132W and RV134W Routers Remote Command Execution and Denial of Service Vulnerability [CVE-2021-1287]

CVE number = CVE-2021-1287

A vulnerability in the web-based management interface of Cisco RV132W ADSL2+ Wireless-N VPN Routers and Cisco RV134W VDSL2 Wireless-AC VPN Routers could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on an affected device or cause the device to restart unexpectedly.

The vulnerability exists because the web-based management interface does not properly validate user-supplied input. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending crafted HTTP requests to an affected device. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code as the root user on the underlying operating system or cause the device to reload, resulting in a denial of service (DoS) condition on the affected device.

Cisco has released software updates that address this vulnerability. There are no workarounds that address this vulnerability.

This vulnerability affects the following Cisco devices:

  • RV132W ADSL2+ Wireless-N VPN Routers if they are running a firmware release earlier than Release
  • RV134W VDSL2 Wireless-AC VPN Routers if they are running a firmware release earlier than Release 

This advisory is available at the following link:

Duncan Newell

Duncan is a technology professional with over 20 years experience of working in various IT roles. He has a interest in cyber security, and has a wide range of other skills in radio, electronics and telecommunications.

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