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Category:   Device (Router/Bridge/Hub)  >   NETGEAR Router Vendors:   NETGEAR
NETGEAR FVS318 Router Lets Remote Users Deny Administrative Access
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1010551
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 21 2004
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): FVS318
Description:   Paul Kurczaba reported a denial of service vulnerability in the NETGEAR FVS318 router. A remote user can deny access to administrators.

It is reported that a remote user can establish seven connections to the web-based administration port (tcp/80) and keep those connections open to block any subsequent administrative connections.

The original advisory is available at:

Impact:   A remote user can prevent administrators from accessing the web-based administrative interface.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Resource error

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Subject:  NETGEAR FVS318 Web-Based Administration DoS

NETGEAR FVS318 Web-Based Administration DoS

Vulnerability ID Number:

A vulnerability has been found in the Netgear FVS318 VPN Router Web-Based Administration.

Netgear (

A user can deny access to the web-based administration by establishing 7 connections to 
the web-based administration port (80). Until the 7 connections are closed, the router 
administrator cannot access the web-based administration.

None so far.

Date Discovered:
June 21, 2004


Paul Kurczaba
Kurczaba Associates
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