Windows 7: LAN Attack Can Put Some Samsung TVs in Endless Restart Loop
25 Apr 2012
64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 & Windows 8 Enterprise
LAN Attack Can Put Some Samsung TVs in Endless Restart Loop
A vulnerability in the firmware of several network-enabled Samsung TV models and possibly Blu-ray players allows potential attackers to put the vulnerable devices into an endless restart loop that requires the intervention of a technician to terminate, according to independent security researcher Luigi Auriemma.
Auriemma discovered the flaw on April 19 and published a proof-of-concept exploit on his website. The bug is located in the code that allows Samsung devices to be controlled over the local area network (LAN) through special iOS or Android applications.
System Manufacturer/Model Number Self-built rig OS Win7 Pro x64 CPU Koa i5-2550K Memory 8 GB Graphics Card Sapphire ATI 6870 1GB GDDR5 Sound Card RealTek HD Audio / ATI HDMI Audio Monitor(s) Displays Samsung HDTV Monitor T23A350 Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080
Keyboard Logitech G110 Hard Drives - SSD (C:)
- HDD (D:)
- BD-ROM (E:) Internet Speed Unifi home (5mbps)
LAN Attack Can Put Some Samsung TVs in Endless Restart Loop problems?