Re: Netgear DG632 Router Remote DoS Vulnerability Jun 15 2009 10:11PM
Tom Neaves (tom tomneaves co uk) (1 replies)
Hi.

I see where you're going but I think you're missing the point a little. By
*default* the web interface is enabled on the LAN and accessible by anyone
on that LAN and the "remote management" interface (for the Internet) is
turned off. If the "remote management" interface was enabled, stopping ICMP
echo responses would not resolve this issue at all, turning the interface
off would do though (or restricting by IP, ...ack). The "remote management"
(love those quotes...) interface speaks over HTTP hence TCP so no amount of
dropping ICMP goodness will help with this. Anyhow, I am happy to discuss
this off list with you if its still not clear to save spamming everyone's
inboxes. :o)

Tom

----- Original Message -----
From: Alaa El yazghi
To: Tom Neaves
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Sent: Monday, June 15, 2009 11:03 PM
Subject: Re: Netgear DG632 Router Remote DoS Vulnerability

I know and I understand. What I wanted to mean is that we can not eventually
acces to the web interface of a netgear router remotely if we cannot localy.
As for the DoS, it is simple to solve such attack from outside. We just
disable receiving pings (There is actually an option in even the lowest
series) and thus, we would be able to have a remote management without ICMP
requests.

2009/6/15 Tom Neaves <tom (at) tomneaves.co (dot) uk [email concealed]>

Hi.

I'm not quite sure of your question...

The DoS can be carried out remotely, however one mitigating factor (which
makes it a low risk as opposed to sirens and alarms...) is that its turned
off by default - you have to explicitly enable it under "Remote Management"
on the device if you want to access it/carry out the DoS over the Internet.
However, it is worth noting that anyone on your LAN can *remotely* carry out
this attack regardless of this management feature being on/off.

I hope this clarifies it for you.

Tom
----- Original Message -----
From: Alaa El yazghi
To: Tom Neaves
Cc: bugtraq (at) securityfocus (dot) com [email concealed] ; full-disclosure (at) lists.grok.org (dot) uk [email concealed]
Sent: Monday, June 15, 2009 10:45 PM
Subject: Re: Netgear DG632 Router Remote DoS Vulnerability

How can it be carried out remotely if it bugs localy?

2009/6/15 Tom Neaves <tom (at) tomneaves.co (dot) uk [email concealed]>

Product Name: Netgear DG632 Router
Vendor: http://www.netgear.com
Date: 15 June, 2009
Author: tom (at) tomneaves.co (dot) uk [email concealed] <tom (at) tomneaves.co (dot) uk [email concealed]>
Original URL: http://www.tomneaves.co.uk/Netgear_DG632_Remote_DoS.txt
Discovered: 18 November, 2006
Disclosed: 15 June, 2009

I. DESCRIPTION

The Netgear DG632 router has a web interface which runs on port 80. This
allows an admin to login and administer the device's settings. However,
a Denial of Service (DoS) vulnerability exists that causes the web interface
to crash and stop responding to further requests.

II. DETAILS

Within the "/cgi-bin/" directory of the administrative web interface exists
a
file called "firmwarecfg". This file is used for firmware upgrades. A HTTP
POST
request for this file causes the web server to hang. The web server will
stop
responding to requests and the administrative interface will become
inaccessible
until the router is physically restarted.

While the router will still continue to function at the network level, i.e.
it will
still respond to ICMP echo requests and issue leases via DHCP, an
administrator will
no longer be able to interact with the administrative web interface.

This attack can be carried out internally within the network, or over the
Internet
if the administrator has enabled the "Remote Management" feature on the
router.

Affected Versions: Firmware V3.4.0_ap (others unknown)

III. VENDOR RESPONSE

12 June, 2009 - Contacted vendor.
15 June, 2009 - Vendor responded. Stated the DG632 is an end of life
product and is no
longer supported in a production and development sense, as such, there will
be no further
firmware releases to resolve this issue.

IV. CREDIT

Discovered by Tom Neaves

[ reply ]
Re[2]: [Full-disclosure] Netgear DG632 Router Remote DoS Vulnerability Jun 16 2009 11:11AM
Vladimir '3APA3A' Dubrovin (3APA3A SECURITY NNOV RU)


 

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