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I logged into the web management of a NETGEAR WNDR3700v2 router the other day and browsed to the Router Upgrade section. I was quite surprised to find that a new firmware version had been made available as I had been waiting many months for NETGEAR to fix some serious problems in this device.

I quickly applied the update and was pleasantly surprised that they had completely replaced the interface with a completely different and far more secure model. One of the biggest flaws in this device has been pointed out by many researchers and has the potential to permanently root your router.

Although only two CVEs were mentioned in the release notes (coupled with the firmware download), this latest update has actually addressed several issues which I will discuss in more detail at the upcoming BSidesSF conference (more detals in this interview).

For now, here is my list of CVEs addressed in this firmware:

  • CVE-2013-3291
  • CVE-2013-3292
  • CVE-2013-3293
  • CVE-2013-5682

Join me at BSidesSF or catch the upcoming webinar where I will demonstrate my methods for identifying these vulnerabilities and explore their impacts!


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