CVSS 3.1 Score 8.8 of 10 (high)


Published Aug 7, 2023
Updated: Aug 9, 2023
CWE ID 120


CVE-2023-36499 is a vulnerability affecting the Netgear XR300 router with version firmware. The vulnerability involves multiple buffer overflows through the wla_ssid and wlg_ssid parameters in the genie_ap_wifi_change.cgi script. This vulnerability has a high severity rating, with a base score of 8.8 and an impact score of 5.9 according to NIST's National Vulnerability Database (NVD). The exploitability score is 2.8, indicating a moderate level of difficulty for attackers to exploit this vulnerability remotely over the network. The potential danger posed to organizations is significant, as it could lead to unauthorized access or control of the affected router, compromising confidentiality and integrity of data transmitted through it. It is advised for Netgear XR300 users to update their firmware to a patched version provided by the manufacturer to remediate this vulnerability and ensure the security of their network.

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