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Windows 7: UPnP networking flaw puts millions of PCs at risk


29 Jan 2013   #1
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
UPnP networking flaw puts millions of PCs at risk

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Common bugs in networking systems are placing PCs, printers and storage devices at risk, according to security researchers.

According to the security team at Rapid7, technology used worldwide in both routers and standard networking equipment is making it possible for hackers to potentially infiltrate approximately 40 million to 50 million devices worldwide.

The vulnerability lies in the standard known as Universal Plug and Play (UPnP). This standard set of networking protocols allows devices such as PCs, printers and Wi-Fi access points to communicate and discover each other's presence. After discovery, devices can be connected through a network in order to share files, printing capability and the Internet.

Read more at source:
UPnP networking flaw puts millions of PCs at risk | Security & Privacy - CNET News

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31 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Here is a link to a test by Rapid7, the research group that published this article, to see if your router is safe from this exploit.

Universal Plug and Play Check by Rapid7

I'm looking good.

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Jim


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31 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Thanks Brink and Phone Man.

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31 Jan 2013   #4

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

It's amazing over 200 viewers and no replies to a serious security problem. Is that a sign everybody is safe or they don't care?
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31 Jan 2013   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Same here, I'm good.
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01 Feb 2013   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I'm clean. The irony is before I saw this, I D/L the scanner, and it needs Java to run! No Java (and it's vulnerabilities) for me

|MG| ScanNow for UPnP 1.0.0.0 Download

A Guy
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01 Feb 2013   #7

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

Good to go !
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01 Feb 2013   #8

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Mine checked out as safe.
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01 Feb 2013   #9

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
I'm clean. The irony is before I saw this, I D/L the scanner, and it needs Java to run! No Java (and it's vulnerabilities) for me

|MG| ScanNow for UPnP 1.0.0.0 Download

A Guy
The ScanNow is used to test your internal network to see what devices are vulnerable but if they are behind a Router they should be screened from the Internet and the Router Check makes sure the Router is blocking these requests.

Jim
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01 Feb 2013   #10

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Mine's in the clear as well.
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