The ASUS RP-AC52 access point, firmware version 188.8.131.52s and possibly earlier, is vulnerable to cross-site request forgery and command injection.
CWE-352: Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) - CVE-2016-6557
The RP-AC52 web interface does not sufficiently verify whether a valid request was intentionally provided by the user. An attacker can perform actions with the same permissions as a victim user, provided the victim has an active session and is induced to trigger the malicious request.
A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to trick an authenticated user into clicking a specially crafted link, resulting in settings modification, privilege escalation, or complete control of the system.
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Thanks to Ian Smith for reporting these vulnerabilities.
This document was written by Trent Novelly.