Improper Certificate Validation in TP-Link Tether and TP-Link Tapo

Published: 2024-05-23
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2024-31340
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
TP-Link Tether
Hardware solutions / Routers & switches, VoIP, GSM, etc

TP-Link Tapo
Hardware solutions / Routers & switches, VoIP, GSM, etc


Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Improper Certificate Validation

EUVDB-ID: #VU89786

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 4.2 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2024-31340

CWE-ID: CWE-295 - Improper Certificate Validation

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to improper server certificate verification. A remote attacker can perform a man-in-the-middle (MitM) attack and eavesdrop on an encrypted communication.


Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

TP-Link Tether: before 4.5.13

TP-Link Tapo: before 3.3.6

External links

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.