Authentication Bypass Vulnerability in Zyxel Firmware

Threat Level – Amber | Vulnerability Report
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A severe vulnerability (CVE-2022-0342) has been discovered in the firmware of some of Zyxel’s business-grade firewall and VPN products, potentially allowing attackers administrator-level access to affected devices. This vulnerability affects the USG/ZyWALL, USG FLEX, ATP, VPN, and NSG (Nebula Security Gateway) range of Zyxel products.

This is an authentication bypass vulnerability (CVE-2022-0342) discovered in the CGI program of some firewall versions due to a lack of a proper access control mechanism. An attacker could use this flaw to circumvent authentication and get administrative access to the device.

For optimal protection, we suggest organizations to update the firmware of their products according to the information given below.

Potential MITRE ATT&CK TTPs are:

TA0001: Initial Access

TA0002: Execution

TA0004: Privilege Escalation

TA0005: Defense Evasion

TA0006: Credential Access

TA0007: Discovery

TA0042: Resource Development

T1040: Network Sniffing

T1588: Obtain Capabilities

T1588.006: Obtain Capabilities: Vulnerabilities

T1548: Abuse Elevation Control Mechanism

T1190: Exploit Public-Facing Application

Vulnerability Details

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