The NETGEAR WNR2000v5 router contains a buffer overflow in the hidden_lang_avi parameter when invoking the URL /apply.cgi?/lang_check.html. This buffer overflow can be exploited by an unauthenticated attacker to achieve remote code execution.
Published 2017-01-30 04:59:00
Updated 2024-07-16 17:58:42
Source MITRE
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Vulnerability category: OverflowExecute code

CVE-2016-10174 is in the CISA Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog

CISA vulnerability name:
NETGEAR WNR2000v5 Router Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
CISA required action:
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CISA description:
The NETGEAR WNR2000v5 router contains a buffer overflow which can be exploited to achieve remote code execution.
Added on 2022-03-25 Action due date 2022-04-15

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2016-10174

97.21%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 100 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

Metasploit modules for CVE-2016-10174

  • NETGEAR WNR2000v5 (Un)authenticated hidden_lang_avi Stack Buffer Overflow
    Disclosure Date: 2016-12-20
    First seen: 2020-04-26
    exploit/linux/http/netgear_wnr2000_rce
    The NETGEAR WNR2000 router has a stack buffer overflow vulnerability in the hidden_lang_avi parameter. In order to exploit it, it is necessary to guess the value of a certain timestamp which is in the configuration of the router. An authenticated attacker can simply

CVSS scores for CVE-2016-10174

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
10.0
HIGH AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
10.0
10.0
NIST
9.8
CRITICAL CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
3.9
5.9
NIST
9.8
CRITICAL CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
3.9
5.9
NIST 2024-07-16

CWE ids for CVE-2016-10174

References for CVE-2016-10174

Products affected by CVE-2016-10174

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