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Netgear Issues Security Warning For Routers

Netgear Issues Security Warning For Routers

Netgear says it is aware of, and is currently investigating, security flaws within the firmware of its R7000, 6400 and R8000 routers.

First highlighted by CERT, the firmware-based issue is said to leave Netgear routers open to unauthorized remote access by a third party.

A statement by the company reads: “Netgear has recently become aware of the security issue #582384 that allows unauthenticated web pages to pass form input directly to the command-line interface. A remote attacker can potentially inject arbitrary commands which are then executed by the system.”

“We appreciate and value having security concerns brought to our attention. NETGEAR constantly monitors for both known and unknown threats. Being pro-active rather than re-active to emerging security issues is fundamental for product support at NETGEAR. It is NETGEAR’s mission to be the innovative leader in connecting the world to the internet. To achieve this mission, we strive to earn and maintain the trust of those that use NETGEAR products for their connectivity,” they say.

The company advises any customers with security concerns should contact them directly at [email protected]

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