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CVE-2022-0342 Scanner

Detects 'Authentication Bypass' vulnerability in Zyxel USG40 Firmware affects various firmware versions, posing critical security risks.


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Single Scan

Single Scan

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Asset Owner

Estimated Time

10 sec

Scan only one

Domain, Ipv4



Zyxel's USG40 firmware powers a range of Zyxel's security appliances, including USG/ZyWALL, USG FLEX, ATP, VPN, and NSG series devices. These products are designed to provide firewall, VPN, and security services to small and medium-sized businesses. They are widely used for their robust security features, including advanced threat protection, VPN connectivity, and intrusion detection. The firmware plays a crucial role in managing network security, access controls, and data protection, serving as the backbone of Zyxel's networking solutions.

This vulnerability is exploited through the CGI program of the affected Zyxel firmware versions. By sending a specially crafted request to the vulnerable endpoint, an attacker can bypass the authentication mechanism and gain administrative access to the device. The issue stems from inadequate security checks within the firmware's authentication process, highlighting the need for rigorous validation and authentication controls in network devices.

An attacker exploiting this vulnerability could gain full control over the affected Zyxel device, leading to severe consequences such as unauthorized access to sensitive information, configuration changes, or disruption of network services. This could further enable lateral movement within the network, resulting in a compromise of the broader network infrastructure. The impact of such an attack could range from data breaches to significant downtime.

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