Netgear has released a patch for a high-severity vulnerability found in nearly a dozen of its Wi-Fi routers (opens in a new tab) and urged its users to apply the fix immediately.

Given the destructive potential of this vulnerability, Netgear has not released details other than to state that it is a pre-authentication buffer overflow vulnerability that could be exploited for all sorts of malicious activities, from device failure after denial of service, to arbitrary code execution .

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