Most Asus routers affected by hijack bug; exploit posted

    Most Asus routers affected by hijack bug; exploit posted

    Most Asus routers affected by hijack bug; exploit posted


    Last Updated: 09 Jan 2015 at 12:37
    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
    Brink's Avatar Posted By: Brink
    09 Jan 2015

  1. Mystere's Avatar
    Posts : 3,257
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    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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  2. Posts : 372
    Windows 10
       #2

    Oh crap, I have an Asus router....
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  3. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,346
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21359
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Rickkins said:
    Oh crap, I have an Asus router....
    I see you.
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  4. Posts : 459
    Windows 8&10
       #4

    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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