Thursday, 21 May 2015

Millions Of Routers Vulnerable To Criticism NetUSB Leak

A critical vulnerability in a component that "USB over IP" functionality to routers offers ensures that millions of routers at risk. Before warns security firm SEC Consult . The vulnerability is present in the NetUSB software of the Taiwanese Kcodes.

NetUSB via USB devices such as printers, external hard drives and USB sticks that are connected to a Linux-based embedded system, such as a router or access point, are accessible via the network. For this load a Linux kernel driver that starts a server on port 20005. Standard was the feature on all devices examined on SEC Consult.

Using the vulnerability, an unauthenticated attacker got on the local network to cause a buffer overflow resulting in a Denial of Service or in the worst case, the execution of arbitrary code. In some devices, it is also possible for a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code and thus take over the device.

The problem is a large number of manufacturers, including Netgear, TP-Link, Zyxel and D-Link and probably Western Digital, and Sitecom TRENDnet. The complete list of manufacturers in the advisory to find. Users are advised to install new firmware, if available. Other solutions are blocking port 20005, or disable "USB device sharing".

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