Vulnerability Note VU#200814
ASUS RT-N56U remote password disclosure vulnerability
ASUS's Wireless-N Gigabit Router RT-N56U is vulnerable to remote administrator password disclosure.
ASUS's Wireless-N Gigabit Router RT-N56U contains a vulnerability which may allow a remote unauthenticated attacker to recover the device's administrator password. An attacker with network access to the device can navigate to the web page http://RouterIPAddress/QIS_wizard.htm?flag=detect. The attacker will be presented with a web page containing the device's configuration without entering any login credentials. This web page will display the device's administrator password. The default configuration for this device is to only allow clients connected to the Local Area Network (LAN) to access the system web interface.
This vulnerability has been reported in ASUS's Wireless-N Gigabit Router RT-N56U firmware version 188.8.131.52.
An unauthenticated attacker that is connected to the router's LAN may be able to retrieve the device's administrator password allowing them to directly access the device's configuration web page.
Vendor Information (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|AsusTek Computer Inc.||Affected||-||23 Aug 2011|
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Thanks to Plucky for reporting this vulnerability.
This document was written by Michael Orlando.
- CVE IDs: Unknown
- Date Public: 25 Aug 2011
- Date First Published: 25 Aug 2011
- Date Last Updated: 26 Aug 2011
- Severity Metric: 1.86
- Document Revision: 13
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