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Full list of NETGEAR router vulnerabilities revealed - is your device on the list?

By Sara Barker
Fri 9 Feb 2018
FYI, this story is more than a year old

Many NETGEAR routers were subject to vulnerabilities that allowed attackers to take control of the devices through a password recovery feature.

Trustwave Spiderlabs researcher Martin Rakhmanov discovered the vulnerabilities last year. After a period of responsible disclosure and patching, he has revealed the five vulnerabilities:

1: Password recovery and file access on some routers and modem routers (PSV-2017-0677)

This vulnerability allows an attacker to read any file on the device as well as accessing administrative credentials by manipulating a password recovery feature.

This vulnerability affects 17 different Netgear products.

  • D8500 running firmware versions 1.0.3.27 and earlier
  • DGN2200v4 running firmware versions 1.0.0.82 and earlier
  • R6300v2 running firmware versions 1.0.4.06 and earlier
  • R6400 running firmware versions 1.0.1.20 and earlier
  • R6400v2 running firmware versions 1.0.2.18 and earlier
  • R6700 running firmware versions 1.0.1.22 and earlier
  • R6900 running firmware versions 1.0.1.20 and earlier
  • R7000 running firmware versions 1.0.7.10 and earlier
  • R7000P running firmware versions 1.0.0.58 and earlier
  • R7100LG running firmware versions 1.0.0.28 and earlier
  • R7300DST running firmware versions 1.0.0.52 and earlier
  • R7900 running firmware versions 1.0.1.12 and earlier
  • R8000 running firmware versions 1.0.3.46 and earlier
  • R8300 running firmware versions 1.0.2.86 and earlier
  • R8500 running firmware versions 1.0.2.86 and earlier
  • WNDR3400v3 running firmware versions 1.0.1.8 and earlier
  • WNDR4500v2 running firmware versions 1.0.0.62 and earlier

2: Post-authentication command injection on some router and modem routers (PSV-2017-1207)

Allows any logged in user to execute any existing command on the appliance as root.

This vulnerability affects six different Netgear products.

  • D8500 running firmware versions 1.0.3.28 and earlier
  • R6400 running firmware versions 1.0.1.22 and earlier
  • R6400v2 running firmware versions 1.0.2.18 and earlier
  • R8300 running firmware versions 1.0.2.94 and earlier
  • R8500 running firmware versions 1.0.2.94 and earlier
  • R6100 running firmware versions 1.0.1.12 and earlier

3: Authentication bypass on some router and modem routers (PSV-2017-1208)

Allows any attacker to bypass the need to authenticate. This vulnerability affects 17 different Netgear products.

  • D6220, running firmware versions prior to 1.0.0.26
  • D6400, running firmware versions prior to 1.0.0.60
  • D8500, running firmware versions prior to 1.0.3.29
  • R6250, running firmware versions prior to 1.0.4.12
  • R6400, running firmware versions prior to 1.01.24
  • R6400v2, running firmware versions prior to 1.0.2.30
  • R6700, running firmware versions prior to 1.0.1.22
  • R6900, running firmware versions prior to 1.0.1.22
  • R6900P, running firmware versions prior to 1.0.0.56
  • R7000, running firmware versions prior to 1.0.9.4
  • R7000P, running firmware versions prior to 1.0.0.56
  • R7100LG, running firmware versions prior to 1.0.0.32
  • R7300DST, running firmware versions prior to 1.0.0.54
  • R7900, running firmware versions prior to 1.0.1.18
  • R8000, running firmware versions prior to 1.0.3.44
  • R8300, running firmware versions prior to 1.0.2.100_1.0.82
  • R8500, running firmware versions prior to 1.0.2.100_1.0.82

4: Chained attack for command injection on some routers and modem routers (PSV-2017-1209)

By combining these vulnerabilities together any user connected to the router can run OS commands as root on the device without providing any credentials.

This vulnerability affects 17 different Netgear products.

  • D6220, running firmware versions prior to 1.0.0.26
  • D6400, running firmware versions prior to 1.0.0.60
  • D8500, running firmware versions prior to 1.0.3.29
  • R6250, running firmware versions prior to 1.0.4.12
  • R6400, running firmware versions prior to 1.01.24
  • R6400v2, running firmware versions prior to 1.0.2.30
  • R6700, running firmware versions prior to 1.0.1.22
  • R6900, running firmware versions prior to 1.0.1.22
  • R6900P, running firmware versions prior to 1.0.0.56
  • R7000, running firmware versions prior to 1.0.9.4
  • R7000P, running firmware versions prior to 1.0.0.56
  • R7100LG, running firmware versions prior to 1.0.0.32
  • R7300DST, running firmware versions prior to 1.0.0.54
  • R7900, running firmware versions prior to 1.0.1.18
  • R8000, running firmware versions prior to 1.0.3.44
  • R8300, running firmware versions prior to 1.0.2.100_1.0.82
  • R8500, running firmware versions prior to 1.0.2.100_1.0.82

5: Command injection vulnerability on D7000, EX6200v2, and some routers (PSV-2017-2181)

Setting a specific "device_name" parameter allows any user to execute any command if they use WPS to join the network.

This vulnerability affects six different Netgear products.

  • R6100 running firmware versions prior to 1.0.1.14
  • R7500 running firmware versions prior to 1.0.0.110
  • R7500v2 running firmware versions prior to 1.0.3.16
  • R7800 running firmware versions prior to 1.0.2.32
  • EX6200v2 running firmware versions prior to 1.0.1.50
  • D7800 running firmware versions prior to 1.0.1.22

Netgear and Trustwave both urge all device owners to update their firmware by visiting Netgear support, entering their router's model number, downloading and installing the latest firmware for their device.

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