Re: [Full-disclosure] 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

2009/6/15 Tom Neaves <tom@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>


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.


----- Original Message -----
*From:* Alaa El yazghi <m.elyazghi@xxxxxxxxx>
*To:* Tom Neaves <tom@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
*Cc:* bugtraq@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ; full-disclosure@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
*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@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Product Name: Netgear DG632 Router
Date: 15 June, 2009
Author: tom@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <tom@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Original URL:
Discovered: 18 November, 2006
Disclosed: 15 June, 2009


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
to crash and stop responding to further requests.


Within the "/cgi-bin/" directory of the administrative web interface
exists a
file called "firmwarecfg". This file is used for firmware upgrades. A
request for this file causes the web server to hang. The web server will
responding to requests and the administrative interface will become
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
if the administrator has enabled the "Remote Management" feature on the

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


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.


Discovered by Tom Neaves

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