Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Security Advisory for Linksys Smart Wi-Fi series of routers

20 Apr 2017   #1
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 
Security Advisory for Linksys Smart Wi-Fi series of routers

Quote:
Overview

Linksys was recently notified of some vulnerabilities in our Linksys Smart Wi-Fi series of routers. As we work towards publishing firmware updates, as a temporary fix, we recommend that customers using Guest Networks on any of the affected products below temporarily disable this feature to avoid any attempts at malicious activity.

Description

IOActive (www.ioactive.com), a global cybersecurity consultancy, responsibly disclosed to Linksys that they had discovered vulnerabilities affecting multiple Linksys routers. The Linksys Security team has been working with IOActive to confirm and resolve all reported issues. We will be releasing firmware updates for all affected devices. In order for your device to receive the update as soon as it is available, please make sure you have automatic updates enabled:
http://www.linksys.com/us/support-ar...leNum=140124#b

Solution

We are working to provide a firmware update for all affected devices. While we are building and testing the fixes we recommend performing the following steps:

1) Enable Automatic Updates. Linksys Smart Wi-Fi devices include a feature to automatically update the firmware when new versions are available.
http://www.linksys.com/us/support-ar...leNum=140124#b

2) Disable WiFi Guest Network if not in use.
http://www.linksys.com/us/support-ar...icleNum=140861

3) Change the default Administrator password.
http://www.linksys.com/us/support-ar...icleNum=142491
Affected Products

After thoroughly testing each device for the presence of the known vulnerabilities, we’ve identified the following devices.

WRT Series
WRT1200AC
WRT1900AC
WRT1900ACS
WRT3200ACM

EAxxxx Series
EA2700
EA2750
EA3500
EA4500 v3
EA6100
EA6200
EA6300
EA6350 v2
EA6350 v3
EA6400
EA6500
EA6700
EA6900
EA7300
EA7400
EA7500
EA8300
EA8500
EA9200
EA9400
EA9500

Source: http://www.linksys.com/us/support-ar...icleNum=246427


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
16 May 2017   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Update:

New firmware available for Linksys routers. I have the EA9500.

Official Linksys Support Site - User Guides, Downloads, FAQs
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Security Advisory for Linksys Smart Wi-Fi series of routers




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Microsoft Security Advisory (2490606)
Microsoft Security Advisory (2490606): Vulnerability in Graphics Rendering Engine Could Allow Remote Code Execution Microsoft releases Security Advisory 2490606 - MSRC - Site Home - TechNet Blogs
Windows Updates & Activation
Microsoft Security Advisory (2286198)
Microsoft has released Security Advisory 2286198, which addresses a publicly reported vulnerability in Windows Shell. From the Security Advisory: If AutoPlay is disabled, particularly for USB devices, in order for the vulnerability to be exploited, it would be necessary to manually browse to the...
News
Security Advisory 981374 Released
More...
News


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:58.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App