Items tagged with r8000

Over the weekend, we brought you news of a rather serious vulnerability in certain Netgear wireless routers — namely the R6400, R7000 and R8000. According to a CERT bulletin, the routers could easily become the victim of “arbitrary command injection”, which would potentially allow hackers to gain remote access to your network. But perhaps the most puzzling revelation (other than the exploit itself), is that Acew0rm, the hacker that discovered the security hole, notified Netgear about it more than four months ago. Netgear never followed up once he made the company aware of the exploit, to which Acew0rm quipped, “I didn’t think it was going to this big and I thought they were going to instantly... Read more...
Last week, we brought you information about a relatively easy-to-exploit vulnerability in professional-grade Sony cameras. Now, Netgear is the latest high-profile tech company that is coming under fire for a potentially dangerous exploit that was first reported over four months ago. The vulnerability, labeled VU#582384 by Carnegie Mellon University’s CERT, allows “arbitrary command injection” on Netgear’s R7000 and R6400 routers (using firmware 1.0.7.2_1.1.93 and 1.0.1.6_1.0.4 respectively). According to CERT, it’s possible that earlier firmware for these two routers are also susceptible to attacks. The attack is carried out by enticing a user to visit a specially made website, after which commands... Read more...