Creston Electronics Security Updates

Number: AV16-124
Date: Aug 4, 2016


The purpose of this advisory is to bring attention to security updates available for DM-TXRX-100-STR web management interface by Creston Electronics.


Creston Electronics released a security update to address 5 critical vulnerabilities in the DM-TXRX-100-STR web interface.  Exploitation of these vulnerabilities can allow for authentication bypass, unauthorized access and cross-site request forgery.  Vulnerable devices also contain hard-coded administrative credentials and a publicly known cryptographic key. 

Affected versions:
DM-TXRX-100-STR versions prior to 1.3039.00040

CVE References: CVE-2016-5666, CVE-2016-5667, CVE-2016-5668, CVE-2016-5669, CVE-2016-5670, CVE-2016-5671

One vulnerability (CVE-2016-5671) remains unpatched, with a firmware update forthcoming from the manufacturer.

Suggested action

CCIRC recommends that system administrators test and deploy the vendor-released updates to affected applications accordingly.  For the vulnerability without a released update, system administrators should monitor for its release then their organization's patch management process should be actioned accordingly.  Any default device passwords should be reset, then changed regularly using a strong password policy.


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