D-Link DAP-1520 devices before 1.10b04Beta02 Buffer Copy without Checking Size of Input (‘Classic Buffer Overflow’) Vulnerability


An issue was discovered in apply.cgi on D-Link DAP-1520 devices before 1.10b04Beta02. Whenever a user performs a login action from the web interface, the request values are being forwarded to the ssi binary. On the login page, the web interface restricts the password input field to a fixed length of 15 characters. The problem is that validation is being done on the client side, hence it can be bypassed. 


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The original article can be found at:https://supportannouncement.us.dlink.com/announcement/publication.aspx?name=SAP10169


When an attacker manages to intercept the login request (POST based) and tampers with the vulnerable parameter (log_pass), to a larger length, the request will be forwarded to the webserver. This results in a stack-based buffer overflow. A few other POST variables, (transferred as part of the login request) are also vulnerable: html_response_page and log_user.


Vulnerable Systems:

D-Link DAP-1520 devices before 1.10b04Beta02


CVE Information:



Disclosure Timeline:
Published Date:7/22/2020

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