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Cisco Business Routers Found Vulnerable to Critical Remote Hacking Flaws

Cisco Business Routers Found Vulnerable to Critical Remote Hacking Flaws

August 03, 2022Ravie Lakshmanan
Cisco on Wednesday rolled out patches to address eight security vulnerabilities , three of which could be weaponized by an unauthenticated attacker to gain remote code execution (RCE) or cause a denial-of-service (DoS) condition on affected devices. The most critical of the flaws impact Cisco Small Business RV160, RV260, RV340, and RV345 Series routers. Tracked as CVE-2022-20842 (CVSS score: 9.8), the weakness stems from an insufficient validation of user-supplied input to the web-based management interface of the appliances. "An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending crafted HTTP input to an affected device," Cisco said in an advisory. "A successful exploit could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code as the root user on the underlying operating system or cause the device to reload, resulting in a DoS condition." A second shortcoming relates to a command injection vulnerability residing in the routers' web filter database update featur
New KCodes NetUSB Bug Affect Millions of Routers from Different Vendors

New KCodes NetUSB Bug Affect Millions of Routers from Different Vendors

January 11, 2022Ravie Lakshmanan
Cybersecurity researchers have detailed a high severity flaw in KCodes NetUSB component that's integrated into millions of end-user router devices from Netgear, TP-Link, Tenda, EDiMAX, D-Link, and Western Digital, among others. KCodes  NetUSB  is a Linux kernel module that enables devices on a local network to provide USB-based services over IP. Printers, external hard drives, and flash drives plugged into a Linux-based embedded system (e.g., a router) are made available via the network using the driver. CVE-2021-45608  (CVSS score: 9.8), as the security flaw is tracked as, relates to a  buffer overflow vulnerability  that, if successfully exploited, can allow attackers to execute code remotely in the kernel and perform malicious activities of their choice, according to a  report  shared by SentinelOne with The Hacker News. This is the latest in a string of NetUSB vulnerabilities that has been patched in recent years. In May 2015, researchers from SEC Consult disclosed another
Critical Flaws Reported in Cisco VPN Routers for Businesses—Patch ASAP

Critical Flaws Reported in Cisco VPN Routers for Businesses—Patch ASAP

February 05, 2021Ravie Lakshmanan
Cisco has rolled out fixes for multiple critical vulnerabilities in the web-based management interface of Small Business routers that could potentially allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary code as the root user on an affected device. The  flaws  — tracked from CVE-2021-1289 through CVE-2021-1295 (CVSS score 9.8) — impact RV160, RV160W, RV260, RV260P, and RV260W VPN routers running a firmware release earlier than Release 1.0.01.02. Along with the aforementioned three vulnerabilities, patches have also been released for two more  arbitrary file write flaws  (CVE-2021-1296 and CVE-2021-1297) affecting the same set of VPN routers that could have made it possible for an adversary to overwrite arbitrary files on the vulnerable system. All the nine security issues were reported to the networking equipment maker by security researcher Takeshi Shiomitsu, who has previously uncovered  similar critical flaws  in RV110W, RV130W, and RV215W Routers that could be lever
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