Vulnerability Note VU#525276

Philippine Long Distance Telephone SpeedSurf 504AN and Kasda KW58293 contain multiple vulnerabilities

Original Release date: 31 Aug 2015 | Last revised: 17 Apr 2016


The Phillipine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT) company provides internet access in the Phillippines. The SpeedSurf 504AN and Kasda KW58293 modems distributed by PLDT contain multiple vulnerabilities. The BaudTec ADSL2+ Router may also be affected.


PLDT provides SpeedSurf 504AN, firmware version GAN9.8U26-4-TX-R6B018-PH.EN, and the Kasda KW58293, to customers for internet access. These devices contains multiple vulnerabilities.

CWE-352: Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) - CVE-2015-5991

The form2WlanSetup.cgi page does not properly authenticate that administrative actions are being performed on purpose. An attacker may lure a user behind the router to click a malicious link when performs administrative actions such as changing the device's network settings.

CWE-80: Improper Neutralization of Script-Related HTML Tags in a Web Page (Basic XSS) - CVE-2015-5992

The form2WlanSetup.cgi page contains an "ssid" parameter which is vulnerable to cross-site scripting.

CWE-120: Buffer Copy without Checking Size of Input ('Classic Buffer Overflow') - CVE-2015-5993

The form2ping.cgi page may be used to send PING requests. An attacker may use this page to inject a large string (more than 1874 characters) in the parameter "ipaddr" with a POST request which may cause a denial of service on the router. The router requires manual rebooting to recover.

CWE-798: Use of Hard-coded Credentials

Both modems contain a hard-coded account named adminpldt with a hard-coded password. For more information, please see VU#950576.

The reporter also states that the BaudTec (300Mbps WLAN ADSL2+ Router) with firmware version RNR4_A72T_PLD_0.19 may also be vulnerable to the above vulnerabilities.

The CVSS score below is based on CVE-2015-5991.


A remote attacker may utilize these credentials to gain administrator access to the device. A remote attacker may also be able to cause a denial of service.


The CERT/CC is currently unaware of a practical solution to this problem.

Vendor Information (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Philippine Long Distance TelephoneAffected02 Jun 201528 Aug 2015
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

Group Score Vector
Base 7.4 AV:A/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C
Temporal 6.3 E:POC/RL:U/RC:UR
Environmental 4.7 CDP:ND/TD:M/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND


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Thanks to Eskie Cirrus James Maquilang for reporting this vulnerability to us.

This document was written by Garret Wassermann.

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