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DAP-1513 :: All H/W Revision :: All F/W Version :: End-of-Life / End-of-Service :: Accused of Security Vulnerability



The D-Link DAP-1513 WiFi Access Points  all hardware revisions, are legacy devices as listed below in the table. All hardware revisions, have reached their End of Life ("EOL") /End of Service Life ("EOS") Life-CycleD-Link US recommends D-Link devices that have reached EOL/EOS, to be retired and replaced. Please contact your regional office for recommendations (LINK). 


As a  general policy, when products reach EOS/EOL, they can no longer be supported, and all firmware development for these products cease.  Please read information and recommendations below.

3rd Party Report information


Details : Reported 06/09/2023

3rd Party: Arizona State University, Laboratory of Security Engineering for Future Computing  (SEFCOM)

                     Hui Jun Tay :: hui _dot_ jun_dot_ tay _at_ gmail _dot_ com

                     Kyle Zeng :: zengyhkyle _at_ asu _dot_ edu

                     Jayakrishna Vadayath :: jvadayat _at_ asu _dot_ edu

                     Fish Wang :: fishw _at_ asu _dot_ edu

                     Yan Shoshitaishvili :: yans _at_ asu _dot_ edu

                     Adam Doupé :: doupe _at_ asu _dot_ edu


                    DAP-1513 (REVA FIRMWARE V1.01) reference: /bin/webs
                    - Report #1: strcat() at 0x404A44 overflows stack buffer and corrupts return address

                    - Report #2: Unchecked return value of strsep() at 0x40552C causes NULL dereference

                    - Report #3: The instruction at 0x40A5D0 copies a 32 bit value at the address 0x4c3b88 into the register a3. This value is then used as a pointer later on at instruction 0x40A6BC. With this input, the value copied into register a3 is NULL and when this pointer is dereferenced, it leads to a crash.

                    - Report #4: strcat() at 0x409C5C() overflows stack and corrupts return address (previously reported)


Accused Model


Model Region Hardware Revision End of Service Life
Fixed Firmware Legacy Website Last Updated
DAP-1513 All Regions All H/W Revisions 01/31/2018 Not Available
Yes (Link)


Recommendation for End of Support /End of Life Products

From time to time, D-Link will decide that some of its products have reached End of Support ("EOS") / End of Life (“EOL”). D-Link may choose to EOS/EOL a product due to evolution of technology, market demands,  new innovations, product efficiencies based on new technologies, or the product matures over time and should be replaced by functionally superior technology.


For US Consumer


If a product has reached End of Support ("EOS") / End of Life ("EOL"), there is normally no further extended support or development for it.


Typically for these products, D-Link will be unable to resolve device or firmware issues since all development and customer support has ceased. 


D-Link strongly recommends that this product be retired and cautions that any further use of this product may be a risk to devices connected to it. If US consumers continue to use these devices against D-Link's recommendation, please make sure the device has the most recent firmware, make sure you frequently update the device's unique password to access its web-configuration, and always have WIFI encryption enabled with a unique password.