NETGEAR Security Advisory

Number: AV18-029
Date: 09 February 2018

Purpose

The purpose of this advisory is to bring attention to a recently published NETGEAR security advisory.

Assessment

NETGEAR has released a security advisory to address a vulnerability found in routers affected by a remote authentication bypass that could be exploited by a remote user  to access target networks without having to provide a password.

Affected 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

Suggested Action

CCIRC recommends that system administrators test and deploy the vendor released updates on affected platforms accordingly.

References:

https://kb.NETGEAR.com/000045848/Security-Advisory-for-Password-Recovery-and-File-Access-on-Some-Routers-and-Modem-Routers-PSV-2017-0677

Note to Readers

In support of Public Safety's mission to build a safe and resilient Canada, CCIRC's mandate is to help ensure the security and resilience of the vital non-federal government cyber systems that underpin Canada's national security, public safety and economic prosperity. As Canada's computer security incident response team, CCIRC is Canada's national coordination centre for the prevention and mitigation of, preparedness for, response to, and recovery from cyber incidents on non-federal government systems. It does this by providing authoritative advice and support, and coordinating information sharing and incident response.

Please note, CCIRC PGP key has recently been updated.
http://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/ntnl-scrt/cbr-scrt/_fl/CCIRCPublicPGPKey.txt

For general information, please contact Public Safety Canada's Public Affairs division at:

Telephone: 613-944-4875 or 1-800-830-3118
Fax: 613-998-9589
E-mail: ps.communications-communications.sp@canada.ca

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