Check Point Advisories

Netgear Routers Buffer Overflow (CVE-2017-6862)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2017-1279
Date Published: 20 Jun 2022
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: Monday 20 June, 2022
Industry Reference:CVE-2017-6862
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Netgear WNR2000v3 devices before
Netgear WNR2000v4 devices before
Netgear WNR2000v5 devices before
Vulnerability Description A buffer overflow vulnerability exists in Netgear Routers. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the affected system or cause application crashes.

Protection Overview

This protection detects attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update. For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R81 / R80 / R77 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Netgear Routers Buffer Overflow (CVE-2017-6862) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Application Servers Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Netgear Routers Buffer Overflow (CVE-2017-6862)

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