Windows 10: Most Asus routers affected by hijack bug; exploit posted


  1. Posts : 20,725
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       09 Jan 2015 #1

    Most Asus routers affected by hijack bug; exploit posted


    An unpatched router can be hijacked, if the attacker is on the same network.

    Several models of Asus' routers are vulnerable to an attack that leaves little for non-technical users to protect themselves until a fix is issued.

    Security researcher Joshua Drake published an advisory warning that "all known firmware versions for applicable routers (RT-AC66U, RT-N66U, etc.) are assumed vulnerable."

    The bug allows an attacker on the same network to take full administrative control of the router without the need for a password. The only known fix is to disable the troublesome infosvr service by killing the process when the affected device boots. That has to be performed each time the device restarts.
    Read more: Most Asus routers affected by hijack bug; exploit posted | ZDNet
    Last edited by Brink; 09 Jan 2015 at 13:37.
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  2.    09 Jan 2015 #2

    Please note: If you have an ASUS router (I Do) it is only vulnerable from INSIDE your network, not from the internet. So it's only a problem if you let untrusted people into your network (like a public hotspot, or you have really techy kids you're trying to block)
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  3.    09 Jan 2015 #3

    Oh crap, I have an Asus router....
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  4. Posts : 20,725
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       09 Jan 2015 #4

    Rickkins said: View Post
    Oh crap, I have an Asus router....
    I see you.
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  5.    09 Jan 2015 #5

    I suppose since I have an RT-AC68U I am OK. Plus I don't have any strangers on my network anyway.
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