NETGEAR FM114P Prosafe Wireless Firewall Discloses Connection Password When Using UPNP
SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1006458|
SecurityTracker URL: http://securitytracker.com/id/1006458
(Links to External Site)
Date: Apr 4 2003
Disclosure of authentication information, Disclosure of system information|
Exploit Included: Yes |
Version(s): Model FM114P; Firmware 1.4 Beta Release 21|
A vulnerability was reported in the NETGEAR FM114P Wireless cable/DSL firewall router. The device may disclose authentication information to remote users when Universal Plug and Play (UPNP) is used.|
It is reported that a remote user can invoke a UPNP SOAP request (GetUserName, GetPassword) to obtain the WAN username and password from the device. The router will reportedly supply this information if remote access and UPNP are enabled.
An example SOAP request is shown in the Source Message.
A remote user can view the WAN connection username and password (if the router is configured for remote access and UPNP).|
No solution was available at the time of this entry. The author of the report indicates that you can disable remote management and/or UPNP as a workaround.|
Vendor URL: www.netgear.com/products/prod_details.asp?prodID=138 (Links to External Site)
Access control error|
Source Message Contents
Subject: Another security problem in Netgear FM114P ProSafe Wireless Router firmware|
i found another security problem in netgear prosafe wireless router model
when remote-access and upnp features are enabled, the WAN connection
username and password can be retrieved without any authentication using
upnp. if remote management is enabled anyone can do this from the web. this
is done by using upnp soap requests to the router with the functions
router configuration is normally done via web-interface.
---- begin of example request to get username --------------
POST /upnp/service/WANPPPConnection HTTP/1.1
CONTENT-TYPE: text/xml ; charset="utf-8"
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
---- end of example request to get username --------------
affected firmware versions: --> v1.4 Beta Release 21 has been tested
--> all previous versions with upnp may be
solution: disable remote management and/or upnp until bug is fixed by