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Windows 7: Netgear R7000, R6400, and R8000 routers vulnerable

09 Dec 2016   #1

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
Netgear R7000, R6400, and R8000 routers vulnerable

NETGEAR is aware of the security issue #582384 that allows unauthenticated web pages to pass form input directly to the command-line interface. A remote attacker can potentially inject arbitrary commands which are then executed by the system.

NETGEAR has tested the following products and confirmed that they are vulnerable:

All products followed by an asterisk (*) have beta firmware fixes available—see below.
  • R6250*
  • R6400*
  • R6700*
  • R6900*
  • R7000*
  • R7100LG*
  • R7300DST*
  • R7900*
  • R8000*
  • D6220*
  • D6400*
NETGEAR is working on a production firmware version that fixes this command injection vulnerability and will release it as quickly as possible.

While we are working on the production version of the firmware, we are providing a beta version of this firmware release. This beta firmware has not been fully tested and might not work for all users. NETGEAR is offering this beta firmware release as a temporary solution, but NETGEAR strongly recommends that all users download the production version of the firmware release as soon as it is available.

Beta firmware is currently available for the models listed below, and beta firmware versions for the remaining models are being worked on and will be released as soon as possible, some as early as Tuesday, December 13[SUP]th[/SUP].

To download the beta firmware, which fixes the command injection vulnerability, visit the firmware release page for your model and follow the instructions:
NETGEAR is continuing to review our entire portfolio for other routers that might be affected by this vulnerability. If any other routers are affected by the same security vulnerability, we plan to release firmware to fix those as well.

NETGEAR will continue to update this knowledge base article when we have more information.
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It is NETGEAR's mission to be the innovative leader in connecting the world to the internet. To achieve this mission, we strive to earn and maintain the trust of those that use NETGEAR products for their connectivity.
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Source: Security Advisory for VU 582384 | Answer | NETGEAR Support

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12 Dec 2016   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Updated to include Netgear R8000 routers.
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12 Dec 2016   #3

Win 7 Pro

Vulnerability also includes the following Netgear routers with Netgear firmware: R7000P, R7500, R7800, R8500, R9000

A viable and current secure solution for the R7000 router is 3rd party firmware such as TomatoUSB or Asuswrt-Merlin firmware. I'm not sure about firmware availability for the other models.
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