Netgear RAX43 version 1.0.3.96 makes use of hardcoded credentials. It does not appear that normal users are intended to be able to manipulate configuration backups due to the fact that they are encrypted. This encryption is accomplished via a password-protected zip file with a hardcoded password (RAX50w!a4udk). By unzipping the configuration using this password, a user can reconfigure settings not intended to be manipulated, re-zip the configuration, and restore a backup causing these settings to be changed.
Published 2021-12-30 22:15:10
Updated 2022-01-11 14:26:09
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2021-20170

0.10%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 42 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2021-20170

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
6.5
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P
8.0
6.4
NIST
8.8
HIGH CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
2.8
5.9
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2021-20170

  • The product contains hard-coded credentials, such as a password or cryptographic key, which it uses for its own inbound authentication, outbound communication to external components, or encryption of internal data.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2021-20170

Products affected by CVE-2021-20170

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