[NEWS] Multiple Vulnerabilities in Netgear FVS318 Router

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2005-01-24T00:00:00


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Multiple Vulnerabilities in Netgear FVS318 Router


The <http://www.netgear.com> Netgear FVS318 is "an easy to use, firewall/router designed for home users and small businesses". SecuriNews Research has found 2 vulnerabilities in the router, one allows bypassing the product's content filtering mechanism while the other allows injecting arbitrary HTML and/or JavaScript into the product's log files which can then be used to attack the administrator of the router.


Content Filtering Bypass: By using HEX encoded characters, it is possible to bypass the URL filter. For example, if the router administrator blocks the phrase ".exe"; a user can encode one or more characters in the URL phrase to bypass the filter. If we encode the 'x' in ".exe", the new phrase ".e%78e" will bypass the filter.

Log File Arbitrary Content Injection: The content filter/log viewer contains a Cross Site Scripting vulnerability. When a user tries to access a blocked URL phrase, it is logged in the Security Log. If a user were to inject JavaScript into a blocked URL phrase, the JavaScript would be executed by the administrator's browser when the security log is viewed.

Proof of Concept: If the router administrator has blocked the URL phrase ".exe", a user can inject JavaScript as follows: http://www.example.com/somefile.exe</textarea><script>alert('XSS')</script>

Note: The string "</textarea>" must be added before the injected JavaScript, as the security log is placed in a text area.


The information has been provided by <mailto:advisories@securinews.com> Paul Kurczaba. The original article can be found at:
<http://www.securinews.com/vuln.htm?vulnid=103> http://www.securinews.com/vuln.htm?vulnid=103


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