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700,000 routers given to customers by ISPs are vulnerable to hacking


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Posted 20 March 2015 - 03:43 PM

More than 700,000 ADSL routers provided to customers by ISPs around the world contain serious flaws that allow remote hackers to take control of them. Most of the routers have a directory traversal flaw in a firmware component called webproc.cgi that allows hackers to extract sensitive configuration data, including administrative credentials. The flaw isnt new and has been reported by multiple researchers since 2011 in various router models...The directory traversal vulnerability can be used by unauthenticated attackers to extract a sensitive file called config.xml, which is on most of the affected routers and contains their configuration settings.

The file also contains the password hashes for the administrator and other accounts on the device; the username and password for the users ISP connection (PPPoE); the client and server credentials for the TR-069 remote management protocol used by some ISPs; and the password for the configured wireless network, if the device has Wi-Fi capabilities...

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