Netgear fixes dangerous code execution bug in multiple routers

September 22, 2021

Netgear has patched a highseverity remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability discovered in the Circle parental control programme, which runs with root privileges on almost a dozen current Netgear routers for Small Offices/Home Offices (SOHO).

To achieve Remote Code Execution (RCE) as root on the targeted router, attackers must change network traffic or intercept traffic while on the same network to successfully exploit this vulnerability.

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