Talos Vulnerability Report


Robustel R1510 js_package install OS command injection vulnerability

October 14, 2022
CVE Number



An OS command injection vulnerability exists in the js_package install functionality of Robustel R1510 3.1.16. A specially-crafted network request can lead to arbitrary command execution. An attacker can send a sequence of requests to trigger this vulnerability.


The versions below were either tested or verified to be vulnerable by Talos or confirmed to be vulnerable by the vendor.

Robustel R1510 3.1.16


R1510 - https://www.robustel.com/en/product/r1510-industrial-cellular-vpn-router/


9.1 - CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H


CWE-78 - Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in an OS Command (‘OS Command Injection’)


The R1510 is an industrial cellular router. It offers several advanced software features like an innovative use of Open VPN, Cloud management, data over-use guard, smart reboot and others.

The R1510’s web_server provides a functionality to add Nodejs app. This functionality is a three step process. First the /action/import_nodejs_app/ API is used to actually import the Nodejs app into the router. Then the /ajax/system_nodejs_app_upgrade_start/ API is used to start the installation process. Indeed, this API will finally call the js_package package binary with the command install.

Here is the relevant code of the /action/import_nodejs_app/ API:

void /action/import_nodejs_app/(Webs *webs)
        next_file = (WebsKey *)hashFirst(webs->files);
        pcVar5 = file_path;
        for (; next_file != (WebsKey *)0x0; next_file = (WebsKey *)hashNext(webs->files,next_file))
          WebsUpload = (next_file->content).WebsUpload;
          file_path = (char *)sfmt("%s/%s","/tmp/upload",WebsUpload->clientFilename);
          pcVar3 = (char *)rename(WebsUpload->filename,file_path);
          if (pcVar3 == (char *)0xffffffff) {
          else {
            FILENAME = string_clone(file_path);

This function will import the request’s uploaded file and set the global FILENAME variable with the value /tmp/upload/<WebsUpload->clientFilename> where WebsUpload->clientFilename is the filename provided in the multipart request.

To start the installation process of the uploaded app, the /ajax/system_nodejs_app_upgrade_start/ API must be called.

Here is the relevant part of the /ajax/system_nodejs_app_upgrade_start/ API:

undefined4 /ajax/system_nodejs_app_upgrade_start/(Webs *webs)
  command_array[0] = "js_package";
  command_array[1] = "install";
  command_array[2] = FILENAME;
  command_array[3] = (char *)0x0;

This function, eventually, will execute the js_package install <FILENAME> command. The js_package binary is responsible for actually performing the installation.

The js_package code:

int js_package(int argc,undefined4 *argv)
  command = (char *)argv[1];
  is_install = strncmp(command,"install",7);
  if (is_install == 0) {
    filename = (char *)argv[2];
    extension = strrchr(filename,L'.');
    if (extension == (char *)0x0) {
    else {
      extension_after_dot = extension + 1;
      is_extension_tar = strncmp(extension_after_dot,"tar",3);
      if (is_extension_tar == 0) {
        command = "tar xf %s -C %s";
        sysprintf(command,filename,"/app/node-js-app/tmp");                                             [1]

This function, if the FILENAME ends with .tar, will perform the sysprintf function. This function will execute the vsnprintf function with the provided arguments, then use the output as argument for the system function. So, at [1], the command tar xf <FILENAME> -C /app/node-js-app/tmp will be executed. Because filename is the same FILENAME specified in /action/import_nodejs_app/, this function is vulnerable to a command injection.


2022-07-13 - Vendor Disclosure
2022-10-14 - Public Release


Discovered by Francesco Benvenuto of Cisco Talos.