[NEWS] NETGEAR FVS318 Firewall Router Username/Password Disclosure

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Date: 09/30/02


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Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2002 16:40:41 +0200 (CEST)

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  NETGEAR FVS318 Firewall Router Username/Password Disclosure
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SUMMARY

 <http://www.netgear.com> Netgear's FVS318 Firewall/VPN/Router stores
Usernames and Passwords in plain text when a backup of the configuration
is made.

DETAILS

Vulnerable systems:
NETGEAR FVS318 firmware version 1.1 and every firmware version before it.

The NETGEAR's web interface includes a backup option to store your current
configuration just in case anything happens. For the most part, the file
isn't readable except for a few words, in particular, your Username to
your ISP internet connection, and the password to the web admin interface
that listens on port 80 (by default).
Risk factor:
FVS considers this a local threat because you can only get to the web
interface from inside the local LAN. Unless, you enable Remote Management,
which listens on port 8080 (by default).

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The information has been provided by <mailto:fab@aisec.net> FVS.

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