Vulnerability Note VU#903500

Seagate and LaCie wireless storage products contain multiple vulnerabilities

Original Release date: 01 Sep 2015 | Last revised: 08 Dec 2015


Multiple Seagate wireless storage products contain multiple vulnerabilities.


CWE-798: Use of Hard-coded Credentials - CVE-2015-2874

Some Seagate wireless storage products provide undocumented Telnet services accessible by using the default credentials of 'root' as username and the default password.

CWE-425: Direct Request ('Forced Browsing') - CVE-2015-2875

Under a default configuration, some Seagate wireless storage products provides an unrestricted file download capability to anonymous attackers with wireless access to the device. An attacker can directly download files from anywhere on the filesystem.

CWE-434: Unrestricted Upload of File with Dangerous Type - CVE-2015-2876

Under a default configuration, some Seagate wireless storage products provides a file upload capability to anonymous attackers with wireless access to the device's /media/sda2 filesystem. This filesystem is reserved for file-sharing.

These vulnerabilities were confirmed by the reporter as existing in firmware versions and, dating to October 2014. Other firmware versions may be affected.

The following devices are impacted by this issue:


A remote unauthenticated attacker may access arbitrary files on the storage device, or gain root access to the device.


Update the firmware
Seagate has released firmware to address these issues in all affected devices. Affected users are encouraged to update the firmware as soon as possible. Customers may download the firmware from Seagate's website. Seagate encourages any customer encountering issues to contact customer service at 1-800-SEAGATE.

Vendor Information (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
LaCieAffected-08 Sep 2015
Seagate Technology LLCAffected-07 Sep 2015
If you are a vendor and your product is affected, let us know.

CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

Group Score Vector
Base 7.7 AV:A/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C
Temporal 6.0 E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C
Environmental 4.5 CDP:ND/TD:M/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND



Thanks to Mike Baucom, Allen Harper, and J. Rach of Tangible Security for reporting this vulnerability to us. Tangible Security would also like to publically thank Seagate for their cooperation and desire to make their products and customers more secure. Also thanks to KoreLogic for reporting the GoFlex Satellite vulnerability to Seagate and working with Seagate on a resolution.

This document was written by Garret Wassermann.

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