Windows 10: Security Advisory for Linksys Smart Wi-Fi series of routers

  1. Posts : 28,623
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17655
       20 Apr 2017 #1

    Security Advisory for Linksys Smart Wi-Fi series of routers


    Linksys was recently notified of some vulnerabilities in our Linksys Smart Wi-Fi series of routers. As we work towards publishing firmware updates, as a temporary fix, we recommend that customers using Guest Networks on any of the affected products below temporarily disable this feature to avoid any attempts at malicious activity.


    IOActive (, a global cybersecurity consultancy, responsibly disclosed to Linksys that they had discovered vulnerabilities affecting multiple Linksys routers. The Linksys Security team has been working with IOActive to confirm and resolve all reported issues. We will be releasing firmware updates for all affected devices. In order for your device to receive the update as soon as it is available, please make sure you have automatic updates enabled:


    We are working to provide a firmware update for all affected devices. While we are building and testing the fixes we recommend performing the following steps:

    1) Enable Automatic Updates. Linksys Smart Wi-Fi devices include a feature to automatically update the firmware when new versions are available.

    2) Disable WiFi Guest Network if not in use.

    3) Change the default Administrator password.

    Affected Products

    After thoroughly testing each device for the presence of the known vulnerabilities, we’ve identified the following devices.

    WRT Series

    EAxxxx Series
    EA4500 v3
    EA6350 v2
    EA6350 v3

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  2. Posts : 186
    Windows 10 pro 64 bit/vs.1709/16299.402
       20 Apr 2017 #1

    Oh no I've made the list. I have the EA2700. I always run the router the same as the 3 solutions, so it's up to them to get busy writing updates.
    Thanks much for the heads up Brink. I will post back if and when there is any progress on patching this.
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  3. Posts : 28,623
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17655
    Thread Starter
       20 Apr 2017 #2

    I've made the list as well. Hopefully, the firmware updates will be released soon.
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  4. Posts : 28,623
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17655
    Thread Starter
       16 May 2017 #3


    New firmware available for Linksys routers. I have the EA9500.

    Official Linksys Support Site - User Guides, Downloads, FAQs
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  5. Posts : 186
    Windows 10 pro 64 bit/vs.1709/16299.402
       16 May 2017 #4

    Thanks @Brink, just checked them yesterday. No update for my EA2700. I guess they're not going to update it. It's from 2014. A shame because it works just great.
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