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Author Topic: D-Link routers vulnerable to remote attack  (Read 2874 times)


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D-Link routers vulnerable to remote attack
« on: August 15, 2006, 07:11 AM »

Reports of new vulnerabilities pop up every now and then. An unchecked buffer in a piece of software could easily slip through code reviews and testing. If found and exploited, it could lead to total control over a computer or even network.

According to the following eEye report several D-Link routers can be attacked remotely, leading to total control of the router, and possibility to get into the network it protects.

Like I said, bugs like these are found every now and then in software and hardware devices (e.g. HP printers), but what is interesting here is that apparently D-Link has not bothered to fix it even though it was reported to them back in February! It tells you a bit how interested they seem to be to fix problems with their products.

Here is some more detailed information:

Funny cat & dog pic on page 25 btw..


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Re: D-Link routers vulnerable to remote attack
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2006, 09:12 PM »
Not all D-Link routers are affected. Some were never affected and some were affected, but have had their firmware patched.  Here's a link to a thread on DSLReports about the problem with replies from a D-Link tech: