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Cisco says it will fix backdoor found in routers

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    Cisco says it will fix backdoor found in routers

    IDG News Service - Cisco Systems promised to issue firmware updates removing a backdoor from a wireless access point and two of its routers later this month. The undocumented feature could allow unauthenticated remote attackers to gain administrative access to the devices.

    The vulnerability was discovered over the Christmas holiday on a Linksys WAG200G router by a security researcher named Eloi Vanderbeken. He found that the device had a service listening on port 32764 TCP, and that connecting to it allowed a remote user to send unauthenticated commands to the device and reset the administrative password.
    Cisco says it will fix backdoor found in routers - Computerworld

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    "Cisco says: You have all now found out how we sold you out to the NSA and every other 3 letter agency that has ever been created, or will be created. We now offer to remove this purposely-crafted vulnerability as a damage control measure so you, our loving public, will not start to hate us as much as you should. Thank you and have a nice day.

    P.S. Steven Smith, stop downloading those kinds of torrents."


    Interesting, to me at least, that its port 32764. Not near the low end services and not near the ~65k limit at the other end of the spectrum. Just right. Just in the if you port scan starting from the top or bottom, it takes longest to get to, either way.

    A few months ago, I came across a link which documented how to exploit these routers from various companies. It's not hard by any stretch. Probably has something to do with Snowden. That's just a guess.
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Cisco says it will fix backdoor found in routers
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