Belkin router appears to contain severe vulnerabilities

Sep

5

2015

Security researchers this week discovered several vulnerabilities in the popular Belkin N600 DB router. The vulnerabilities may include malicious Internet traffic funneling to malicious sites. There is currently no patch available.

This is reported by researchers at the US Carnegie Mellon University. They discovered that the router with the current firmware is vulnerable to various attacks. This allows an attacker to spoof DNS responses internet traffic funneling to malicious sites.

That does not stop a hacker who sits namely on the same lan, can possibly get as the online control panel of the router. Cause is the fact that the Belkin N600 standard does not set a password for the panel. And if a password is set, the hacker can easily bypass security by changing some variables in intercepting packets from the server.

According to Carnegie Mellon University, the Belkin routers model F9K1102 v2 with firmware version 2:10:17 vulnerable. Possibly also in terms of previous versions of the firmware, but this has not been investigated. Belkin has released any patch. The security researchers advise to allow only trusted hosts to connect to the network and in any case to set a password.

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