Fortinet Discovers Stack Buffer Overflow in DGN2200 SOAP Handler


Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs has discovered multiple pre-authentication stack-based buffer overflows in Netgear DGN2200.

Netgear is a global computer networking company based in San Jose, California, in the United States. It produces networking hardware for consumers, businesses, and service providers.

There are multiple stack buffer overflow issues in Netgear's SOAP handlers. These handlers do not validate the user input before manipulating the arbitrary data that could be set directly via HTTP request which can result in remote code execution upon successful exploitation.


FortiGuard Labs released the following FortiGate IPS signature which covers this specific vulnerability:

Released Mar 15, 2018

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Fortinet reported the vulnerability to Netgear on 22, February 2018

Netgear confirmed the vulnerability on 14, March 2018

Netgear released patch for the vulnerability on 12, March 2019


This vulnerability was discovered by Wayne Low of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs.

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