Hole Found in D-Link Routers

Monday, October 14, 2013 @ 04:10 PM gHale


There is a group of D-Link routers that have a critical security vulnerability that could allow an attacker access to the configuration page of the router without needing the user name and password.

By setting the user-agent on a browser to a specific string, it could bypass all authentication processes and then log the user into the router directly.

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For this to work, the attacker needs to directly connect to the router via Ethernet or Wi-Fi.

However, the security researchers did say the exploit can end up performed from anywhere if the router’s configuration page is publicly accessible.

Affected D-Link model numbers include DIR-100, DI-524, DI-524UP, DI-604S, DI-604UP, DI-604+, and TM-G5240.

There is no patch available as of yet, but D-Link did say they will work on fixing the problem at a firmware level. Firmware version 1.13 has problems.

That is how the researchers found the problem to begin with. They were reverse engineering a firmware update offered by D-Link.



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