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Research > Zero-Day Tracker > 20130830

TP-Link TD-W8951ND Cross Site Request Forgery / Cross Site Scripting

Date Disclosed:

Date Patched:
TP-Link has stated that a fix is coming soon in an updated release of the V5 firmware. V4 firmware has been discontinued.


Affected Software:
TP-Link TD-W8951ND Firmware 4.0.0 Build 120607 Rel.30923 and possibly earlier versions

TP-Link TD-W8951ND modem routers contain vulnerabilities that allow for cross-site scripting (XSS) and cross-site request forgery. These vulnerabilities allow attackers to execute scripts in the context of the target's browser, and perform unauthenticated actions on the modem router such as resetting the administrator password.


Code Execution:

Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) & Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)
The TP-Link TD-W8951ND modem router contains both XSS and CSRF vulnerabilities. These allow attackers to run arbitrary scripts in the context of the user's browser via specially crafted URLs sent to a target, or allows for unauthenticated HTTP traffic to be processed by the modem router, respectively. 

No mitigations currently available. V4 firmware has been discontinued, and a fixed version of V5 is due to be released.

BeyondTrust's Retina® Network Security Scanner scans devices to detect for this vulnerability.

  • 30385 - TP-Link TD-W8951ND Cross Site Request Forgery / Cross Site Scripting (20130830)


2013-08-30 - Original advisory released

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