Remote command execution in TP-Link SR20 Smart Home Router

Published: 2019-04-01
Risk Medium
Patch available NO
Number of vulnerabilities 1
Exploitation vector Local network
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
Vulnerable software
TP-Link SR20 Smart Home Router
Hardware solutions / Firmware

Vendor TP-Link

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) OS Command Injection

EUVDB-ID: #VU18104

Risk: Medium



CWE-ID: CWE-78 - Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in an OS Command ('OS Command Injection')

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary shell commands on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to incorrect filtration of user-supplied input and absent authentication when processing TFPT requests . A remote unauthenticated attacker can send a specially crafted TFPT request to upload a file and an OS command to execute arbitrary command with root privileges on the affected device.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.


Cybersecurity Help is currently unaware of any official solution to address this vulnerability.

Vulnerable software versions

TP-Link SR20 Smart Home Router: V1_180518

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

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