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(Non-US) DSL-224 :: F/W v3.0.8 :: Command Injection can elevate to ROOT access



On July 2022,  3rd party security researchers coordinating with Cyber Isreal reported the (Non-US) D-Link DSL-224with firmware version v3.0.8 as having an command injection vulnerability that can elevate into credential disclosure.  


As soon as D-Link was made aware of the reported security issues, we had promptly started our investigation and began developing security patches.


D-Link takes the issues of network security and user privacy very seriously. We have a dedicated task force and product management team on call to address evolving security issues and implement appropriate security measures.


Report information  


3rd Party Report information


Author: Nerya Zadkani, in coordination with Israel National Cyber Directorate | Active Cyber Defense Center :: cve _at_ cyber _dot_ gov _dot_ il


Details : Reported July 18, 2022

         The device has an interface where you can configure NTP servers (Network Time Protocol) via jsonrpc API.  It is possible to inject a command through this interface that will run with ROOT permissions on the router

Affected Models


Model Hardware Revision  Region Affected FW Fixed FW Recommendation  Last Updated
DSL-224 All Hardware Revisions Non-US v3.0.8 & Below v3.0.9_Beta Hotfix
Upgrade to Hofix Patch


Regarding Security patch for your D-Link Devices
Firmware updates address the security vulnerabilities in affected D-Link devices. D-Link will update this continually and we strongly recommend all users to install the relevant updates.
Please note that this is a device beta software, beta firmware, or hot-fix release which is still undergoing final testing before its official release. The beta software, beta firmware, or hot-fix is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis and the user assumes all risk and liability for use thereof. D-Link does not provide any warranties, whether express or implied, as to the suitability or usability of the beta firmware. D-Link will not be liable for any loss, whether such loss is direct, indirect, special or consequential, suffered by any party as a result of their use of the beta firmware.
As there are different hardware revisions on our products, please check this on your device before downloading the correct corresponding firmware update. The hardware revision information can usually be found on the product label on the underside of the product next to the serial number. Alternatively, they can also be found on the device web configuration.