When accessing the router’s administrative interface via a browser, an attacker can inject malicious code into the displayed page, allowing them to take control of the browser and carry out other actions. This is a common attack vector. An additional risk for router manufacturers is that their devices often serve as a login page for other network services, such as email or file sharing. A malicious hacker can use the weakness in the router’s security to access other services and potentially carry out other actions on behalf of the privileged user. TL-WR841N 8.0 4.17.16 Build 120201 Rel.54750n is vulnerable to Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF).

In this type of attack, instead of attempting to steal login credentials, the hacker attempts to trick the client into sending a request of their choosing to the target server. This could be done by placing an image or link on the client’s screen that appears innocuous but requests access to a server account. If the target server responds positively, the client is then in possession of the account credentials. TL-WR841N 8.0 4.17.16 Build 120201 Rel.54750n is vulnerable to Clickjacking.

In this form of attack, an attacker tricks a user into clicking on a malicious link by masquerading as trustworthy content. For example, an attacker may send an email that appears to be a invoice or information request from the user’

How to find if you’re vulnerable to CSRF and Clickjack Attacks

To find out if you’re vulnerable to CSRF and Clickjacking attacks, you can try the following:
1. If you know your router manufacturer, follow the manufacturer’s instructions for setting up a security system on your router.
2. Search online for tutorials on how to protect a router from CSRF and Clickjacking attacks.
3. If you don’t know what information to search for, ask someone who knows about routers for help in setting up protection against these types of attacks.

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Published on: 10/18/2022 13:15:00 UTC
Last modified on: 10/20/2022 17:56:00 UTC