Buffalo Router Path Traversal (CVE-2021-20090)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 154981
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The remote router hosts a web server that is affected by a directory traversal vulnerability.


The remote web server hosted on the Buffalo router is affected by a directory traversal vulnerability due to an improper access restriction. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, by sending a URI that contains directory traversal characters, to disclose the contents of files located outside of the server's restricted path.


Apply the appropriate firmware update for the device.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 154981

File Name: buffalo_CVE-2021-20090_path_traversal.nbin

Version: 1.7

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 11/9/2021

Updated: 12/20/2021

Dependencies: buffalo_www_detect.nbin

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-20090


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Buffalo WWW

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/26/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/26/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-20090