Cisco Linksys WRT310N 2.0.00 Denial Of Service

Type packetstorm
Reporter Carl Benedict
Modified 2013-04-24T00:00:00


Software : Cisco/Linksys Router OS   
Hardware : WRT310N v2 (others currently untested)  
Version : 2.0.00 (others currently untested)  
Website :  
Issue : Remote Denial of Service  
Severity : High  
Researcher: Carl Benedict (theinfinitenigma)  
Product Description  
The Cisco/Linksys WRT310N v2 is a consumer-grade router, wireless access point, and gigabit switch.   
The HTTP service on this device is vulnerable to a remote denial of service condition via multiple parameters in the 'setup' form of index.asp.   
These inputs expect fixed-length data in the format of an IP address octet (numbers 0 - 255). While client-side protections are in place, no input validation on the server side is performed. One can leverage other vulnerabilities reported in this platform (XSS and CSRF) to exacerbate this issue. The page 'apply.cgi' allows HTML forms to be submitted via both HTTP POST and HTTP GET requests. The following crafted link can be used to pass a value greater than 18 bytes in one of the above-mentioned paramaters causing the HTTP service to stop responding.  
The service will stop responding and become inaccessible for several minutes. After a few minutes, it appears that an automated task such as a CRON job restarts the service.   
Authentication is required to perform this action. The application uses HTTP Basic Authentication, which is weak (base64-encoded credentials in the format of username:password).   
04/16/2013 : Discovery  
04/23/2013 : Advisory released  
Cisco/Linksys WRT310N v2 XSS:  
Cisco/Linksys WRT310N v2 CSRF: