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Started by TheLittleDrummerBhoy on 13-Dec-2016 22:33:48
Compromised Netgear Router Vulnerabilities

Got a Netgear router? Check their list and be prepared to replace it...

Customers using Netgear home routers have been urged to switch them off, after a number of models were found to contain a vulnerability that could let hackers gain remote access.

http://www.itpro.co.uk/routers/27776/netgear-customers-warned-to-stop-using

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TheLittleDrummerBhoy - 13 Dec 2016 22:38:56 (#1 of 8)

Customers using Netgear home routers have been urged to switch them off, after a number of models were found to contain a vulnerability that could let hackers gain remote access.

Security researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania found eight models of Netgear routers had a security flaw that could allow hackers to gain access to a home network and any connected devices with relative ease.

The flaw, known as #582384, was initially found in R7000, R6400 and R8000 routers, but Netgear has since confirmed the vulnerability is also affecting R6250, R6700, R7300 and R7900 routers. Netgear is currently testing all of its router models for the "command injection vulnerability", and it is possible more are affected.

http://www.itpro.co.uk/routers/27776/netgear-customers-warned-to-stop-using

Further details and a possible means of resolving this...

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/12/13/netgear_r7
000_r6400_r8000_security/

1OffManMental - 13 Dec 2016 23:07:27 (#2 of 8)

We've built a castle out of blancmange.

OneOfOne - 14 Dec 2016 07:40:11 (#3 of 8)

welp the exploit requires an inside-the-network machine to do something stupid... click an attack link.

there are already websites that can give your computer indigestion regardless of your router.

Bonusy - 14 Dec 2016 09:30:49 (#4 of 8)

True, but I think the issue here that even a well-protected computer with an unsuspecting user could render all other users of the network vulnerable as the router gets pwn3d.

OneOfOne - 14 Dec 2016 09:31:46 (#5 of 8)

yeah getting your infrastructure hacked is a level up from just one of your boxes getting rooted.

Policywatcher - 14 Dec 2016 12:31:10 (#6 of 8)

I've got an R8000 :-(

Fortunately, it's running dd-wrt, not the stock firmware.

flowbagging - 14 Dec 2016 12:44:29 (#7 of 8)

What model is Virgin's effort?

quattrobhoy - 02 Feb 2017 12:14:49 (#8 of 8)

A security researcher has described how he uncovered a severe security hole in dozens of different Netgear routers, meaning that “hundreds of thousands, if not over a million” devices could be at risk of having their admin passwords stolen by hackers.

http://www.welivesecurity.com/2017/01/31/password-stealing-security-hole-discovered-many-netgear-routers/

Ensure your firmware is up to date.

http://kb.netgear.com/30632/Web-GUI-Password-Recovery-and-Exposure-Security-Vulnerability

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