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Netgear GS105PE Prosafe Plus Switch contains hard-coded login credentials

Vulnerability Note VU#143740

Original Release Date: 2014-07-03 | Last Revised: 2014-07-08

Overview

Netgear GS105PE Prosafe Plus Switch firmware version 1.2.0.5 contains hard-coded credentials. (CWE-798)

Description

Netgear GS105PE Prosafe Plus Switch contains hard-coded login credentials that can be used for authenticating to the web server running on the device. The username is ntgruser and the password is debugpassword. Once authenticated, the web server provides access to:

produce_burn.cgi : Modify the serial number and MAC address of the product
register_debug.cgi : Allow the user to manually set memory to a certain value and extract that value from it
bootcode_update.cgi : Allow the user to upload new firmware.

Note: The previous version of this note incorrectly identified the Netgear GS108PE as the affected model.

Impact

A remote unauthenticated attacker may be able to login into the device and execute arbitrary code.

Solution

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

Vendor Information

143740
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Netgear, Inc.

Notified:  May 19, 2014 Updated:  May 19, 2014

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.


CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base 7.8 AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:N
Temporal 6.3 E:POC/RL:U/RC:UC
Environmental 1.7 CDP:L/TD:L/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND

References

Credit

Thanks to Marc Olivier Chouinard for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Chris King.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2014-2969
Date Public: 2014-07-03
Date First Published: 2014-07-03
Date Last Updated: 2014-07-08 14:04 UTC
Document Revision: 12

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