Cleartext password storage exists on Peplink Balance 305, 380, 580, 710, 1350, and 2500 devices with firmware before fw-b305hw2_380hw6_580hw2_710hw3_1350hw2_2500-7.0.1-build2093. The files in question are /etc/waipass and /etc/roapass. In case one of these devices is compromised, the attacker can gain access to passwords and abuse them to compromise further systems.
Published 2017-06-05 14:29:00
Updated 2019-10-03 00:03:26
Source MITRE
View at NVD,   CVE.org

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2017-8837

0.28%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 64 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2017-8837

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
5.0
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
10.0
2.9
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

CWE ids for CVE-2017-8837

  • The product transmits or stores authentication credentials, but it uses an insecure method that is susceptible to unauthorized interception and/or retrieval.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2017-8837

Products affected by CVE-2017-8837

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