[Full-Disclosure] iDEFENSE Security Advisory 05.27.04: 3Com OfficeConnect Remote 812 ADSL Router Authentication Bypass Vulnerability

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Date: 05/27/04

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    3Com OfficeConnect Remote 812 ADSL Router Authentication Bypass
    Vulnerability

    iDEFENSE Security Advisory 05.27.04
    www.idefense.com/application/poi/display?id=106&type=vulnerabilities
    May 27, 2004

    I. BACKGROUND

    The 3Com OfficeConnect Remote 812 ADSL Router is a standalone
    bridge/router, with interfaces to a Local Area Network and an ADSL
    interface to a Wide Area Network.

    II. DESCRIPTION

    Remote exploitation of an authentication bypass vulnerability in 3Com's
    OfficeConnect Remote 812 ADSL Router could allow remote users to
    arbitrarily manipulate network traffic.

    By making multiple successive authorization attempts to connect to the
    router, it is eventually possible to authenticate with any
    username/password combination. While the root cause of the vulnerability
    is not known, exploitation is trivial and does not require either a
    known username or password.

    III. ANALYSIS

    Successful exploitation allows an attacker to perform any administrative
    function that a legitimate administrator could perform.

    More information about the 3Com OfficeConnect Remote 812 ADSL Router is
    available at
    http://www.3com.com/products/en_US/detail.jsp?tab=support&pathtype=suppo
    rt&sku=3CP4144.

    IV. DETECTION

    iDEFENSE has confirmed that the 3Com OfficeConnect Remote 812 ADSL
    Router with the last firmware patch is vulnerable

    V. WORKAROUNDS

    A previously given workaround for other issues with the HTTP interface
    is available at the link shown. This shows how to configure the router
    to prevent external access to the HTTP port.

    http://support.3com.com/infodeli/tools/remote/ocradsl/http_filtering.pdf

    VI. CVE INFORMATION

    The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned the
    name CAN-2004-0477 to this issue. This is a candidate for inclusion in
    the CVE list (http://cve.mitre.org), which standardizes names for
    security problems.

    VII. DISCLOSURE TIMELINE

    02/18/04 Exploit acquired by iDEFENSE
    03/08/04 iDEFENSE Clients notified
    03/11/04 Initial vendor notification - no response
    03/30/04 Secondary vendor notification - no response
    05/27/04 Public Disclosure

    VIII. CREDIT

    Rafel Ivgi is credited with this discovery.

    Get paid for vulnerability research
    http://www.idefense.com/poi/teams/vcp.jsp

    IX. LEGAL NOTICES

    Copyright (c) 2004 iDEFENSE, Inc.

    Permission is granted for the redistribution of this alert
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    written consent of iDEFENSE. If you wish to reprint the whole or any
    part of this alert in any other medium other than electronically, please
    email customerservice@idefense.com for permission.

    Disclaimer: The information in the advisory is believed to be accurate
    at the time of publishing based on currently available information. Use
    of the information constitutes acceptance for use in an AS IS condition.
    There are no warranties with regard to this information. Neither the
    author nor the publisher accepts any liability for any direct, indirect,
    or consequential loss or damage arising from use of, or reliance on,
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