Windows 10: Netgear R7000, R6400, and R8000 routers vulnerable

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  1. Posts : 19,950
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16179
       09 Dec 2016 #1

    Netgear R7000, R6400, and R8000 routers vulnerable


    NETGEAR is aware of the security issue #582384 that allows unauthenticated web pages to pass form input directly to the command-line interface. A remote attacker can potentially inject arbitrary commands which are then executed by the system.

    NETGEAR has tested the following products and confirmed that they are vulnerable:

    All products followed by an asterisk (*) have beta firmware fixes available—see below.

    • R6250*
    • R6400*
    • R6700*
    • R6900*
    • R7000*
    • R7100LG*
    • R7300DST*
    • R7900*
    • R8000*
    • D6220*
    • D6400*

    NETGEAR is working on a production firmware version that fixes this command injection vulnerability and will release it as quickly as possible.

    While we are working on the production version of the firmware, we are providing a beta version of this firmware release. This beta firmware has not been fully tested and might not work for all users. NETGEAR is offering this beta firmware release as a temporary solution, but NETGEAR strongly recommends that all users download the production version of the firmware release as soon as it is available.

    Beta firmware is currently available for the models listed below, and beta firmware versions for the remaining models are being worked on and will be released as soon as possible, some as early as Tuesday, December 13th.

    To download the beta firmware, which fixes the command injection vulnerability, visit the firmware release page for your model and follow the instructions:


    NETGEAR is continuing to review our entire portfolio for other routers that might be affected by this vulnerability. If any other routers are affected by the same security vulnerability, we plan to release firmware to fix those as well.

    NETGEAR will continue to update this knowledge base article when we have more information.

    We appreciate and value having security concerns brought to our attention. NETGEAR constantly monitors for both known and unknown threats. Being pro-active rather than re-active to emerging security issues is fundamental for product support at NETGEAR.

    It is NETGEAR's mission to be the innovative leader in connecting the world to the internet. To achieve this mission, we strive to earn and maintain the trust of those that use NETGEAR products for their connectivity.

    If you have any security concerns, you can reach us at security@netgear.com.


    Source: Security Advisory for VU 582384 | Answer | NETGEAR Support


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    Last edited by Brink; 15 Dec 2016 at 12:05.
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  2. Posts : 19,950
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16179
    Thread Starter
       12 Dec 2016 #2

    Updated to include Netgear R8000 routers.
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  3. Posts : 283
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 1607 (14393.726)
       12 Dec 2016 #3

    Gee, that's wonderful isn't it? This unit should be better protected, it costs more than $20.00
    I don't use the default IP address for the router, I use one that is not a normal one, would I still
    be open to this attack?
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  4. Posts : 19,950
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16179
    Thread Starter
       12 Dec 2016 #4

    At this point, I would consider yourself vulnerable no matter what for now.
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  5.    13 Dec 2016 #5

    I use my R7000 in bridge mode so I can have my printer in another room. The main router is an Asus AC68. Do you think the R7000 configured as a bridge is affected? Thanks
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  6.    13 Dec 2016 #6

    I read the detailed report. My frustration, as a R7000 owner, is the lack of workaround while they hopefully work on a fix. There is nothing to say if downgrading the firmware will fix this. Netgear has older firmware versions on their support servers. If a simply downgrade would fix this until they fix it in another firmware patch I would be all over that. Replacing the router or simply not using it is not a simple solution. Unlike PCs, tablets etc. most people do not have multiple routers of this caliber by different vendors sitting around their house.
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  7.    14 Dec 2016 #7

    Netgear Routers


    MrBill said: View Post
    I read the detailed report. My frustration, as a R7000 owner, is the lack of workaround while they hopefully work on a fix. There is nothing to say if downgrading the firmware will fix this. Netgear has older firmware versions on their support servers. If a simply downgrade would fix this until they fix it in another firmware patch I would be all over that. Replacing the router or simply not using it is not a simple solution. Unlike PCs, tablets etc. most people do not have multiple routers of this caliber by different vendors sitting around their house.
    There is a temporary Beta fix available on the Netgear Site
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  8. Posts : 283
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 1607 (14393.726)
       15 Dec 2016 #8

    Thanks for the update Codger, I am going to try it now.

    Ok, I just did the update and nothing bad has happened so, I guess it is fixed? maybe?
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  9.    15 Dec 2016 #9

    Netgear Routers


    Pendaws said: View Post
    Thanks for the update Codger, I am going to try it now.

    Ok, I just did the update and nothing bad has happened so, I guess it is fixed? maybe?
    It worked on my R6400. Glad it worked for you
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  10. Posts : 156
    Windows 10 Pro 1703 15063.250
       15 Dec 2016 #10

    The Beta Firmware is also running on my 6400 - got my fingers crossed !
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