This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on affected installations of NETGEAR R7800 firmware version 184.108.40.206. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.
The specific flaw exists within the refresh_status.aspx endpoint. The issue results from a lack of authentication required to start a service on the server. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code in the context of root. Was ZDI-CAN-12360.