TP-LINK TL-WR841N Web Service http_parser_main Buffer Overflow Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ID ZDI-19-992
Type zdi
Reporter Nguyen Hoang Thach - Security Researcher at VNPT ISC
Modified 2019-06-22T00:00:00


This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on affected installations of TP-LINK TL-WR841N routers. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability. The specific flaw exists within the web service, which listens on TCP port 80 by default. When parsing the Host request header, the process does not properly validate the length of user-supplied data prior to copying it to a fixed-length static buffer. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code in the context of the admin user.