Multiple NETGEAR switching hubs vulnerable to cross-site request forgery


GS716Tv2 and GS724Tv3 switching hubs provided by NETGEAR contain a cross-site request forgery vulnerability.

Rei Yano reported this vulnerability to IPA.
JPCERT/CC coordinated with the developer under Information Security Early Warning Partnership.
CVSS Severity (What is CVSS?)

CVSS V3 Severity:
Base Metrics 4.3 (Medium) [IPA Score]
  • Attack Vector: Network
  • Attack Complexity: Low
  • Privileges Required: None
  • User Interaction: Required
  • Scope: Unchanged
  • Confidentiality Impact: None
  • Integrity Impact: Low
  • Availability Impact: None
CVSS V2 Severity:
Base Metrics 2.6 (Low) [IPA Score]
  • Access Vector: Network
  • Access Complexity: High
  • Authentication: None
  • Confidentiality Impact: None
  • Integrity Impact: Partial
  • Availability Impact: None
Affected Products

  • GS716Tv2 Firmware version and earlier
  • GS724Tv3 Firmware version and earlier


If a user views a malicious page while logged in to the management screen, the product's settings may be changed unintentionally.

[Apply a workaround]
Applying the following workaround may mitigate the impacts of this vulnerability.
* Set the IP address of the product in a different network from the one used for the user port

[Stop using the products]
GS716Tv2 and GS724Tv3 are no longer supported. Stop using the products and consider switching to an alternative products.
NETGEAR offers GS716Tv3 (GS716T-300AJS) and GS724Tv4 (GS724T-400AJS) as successors to GS716Tv2 and GS724Tv3.
Vendor Information

CWE (What is CWE?)

  1. Cross-Site Request Forgery(CWE-352) [IPA Evaluation]
CVE (What is CVE?)

  1. CVE-2020-5621

  1. JVN : JVN#29903998
  2. National Vulnerability Database (NVD) : CVE-2020-5621
Revision History

  • [2020/08/28]
      Web page was published