Advisory Name: Multiple Cross Site Request Forgery vulnerabilities in
TP-LINK Admin Panel

Internal Cybsec Advisory Id: 2013-0208-Multiple CSRF vulnerabilities in

Vulnerability Class: Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF)

Release Date: 02/08/2013

Affected Applications: Firmware v3.13.6 Build 110923 Rel.53137n; other
versions may also be affected.

Affected Platforms: WR2543ND or any running the vulnerable firmware.

Local / Remote:  Remote

Severity: Medium � CVSS: 4.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Researcher: Juan Manuel Garcia

Vendor Status: Acknowedged / Unpatched

Release Mode: User released

Reference to Vulnerability Disclosure Policy:

Vulnerability Description:

Multiple Cross Site Request Forgery vulnerabilities were found in TP-LINK
Admin Panel, because the application allows authorized users to perform
certain actions via HTTP requests without making proper validity checks to
verify the source of the requests. This can be exploited to perform
certain actions with administrative privileges if a logged-in user visits
a malicious web site.

Proof of Concepts:

1)	New Storage Sharing and FTP Server user:

2)	Disable the Router's Stateful Inspection Firewall:


An affected user may unintentionally execute actions written by an
attacker. In addition, an attacker may change router settings or gain
unauthorized access
Vendor Response:

2012-10-10 � Vulnerability is identified.
2012-10-11 � Vendor is contacted.
2012-10-12 � Vulnerability details are sent to vendor.
2012-10-17 � Vendor confirms vulnerability and states �This vulnerability
has been escalated to our RD engineer but under current web server
framework it is hard to fix. Our engineer team will modify the web server
framework to fix this. Currently it is under process but will take time�.
2012-10-25 � Cybsec asks the vendor for the planned publication date for
the update.
2012-10-26 � Vendor states �I have no detailed schedule yet�.
2012-12-12 � Cybsec asks if there are any news regarding the solution of
reported vulnerabilities.
2012-12-12 � Vendor states �The fix of this reported vulnerability is not
included in the last firmware upgrade because the web server framework
change is still under development�.
2013-02-01 � Cybsec tells the Vendor that the security advisory will be
published on Wednesday February 6.
2013-02-08 � Having received no reply from TP-Link, vulnerability is

Contact Information:

For more information regarding the vulnerability feel free to contact the
researcher at
jmgarcia <at> cybsec <dot> com

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