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A look at home routers, and a surprising bug in Linux/MIPS

Discussion in 'General Network Security' started by best.binoculars, Dec 15, 2018.

  1. best.binoculars

    best.binoculars New Around Here

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  2. RMerlin

    RMerlin Super Moderator

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    The majority of problems aren't the fault of the manufacturers tho, but bugs and limitations of the platform.
     
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  3. slobodan

    slobodan Regular Contributor

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    Also, these are more theoretical than practically exploitable vulnerabilities, i.e. on a router which is firewalled (no open ports, GRC TruStealth passed).
     
  4. Vexira

    Vexira Very Senior Member

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    so in theory an rt-ax88u would be better than the ac88u, because of the newer kernel and its not on the list?
     
  5. sfx2000

    sfx2000 Part of the Furniture

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    Yep, and even then, many times it's not only the OEM code, but the chipset vendors SDK/BSP's that can introduce issues or fail to pull in fixes that have been in mainline.

    Classic example of vendor security issue - Allwinner's backdoor or the upnp bug that many vendors have still not fixed even when the daemon itself has been fixed..
     
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  6. RMerlin

    RMerlin Super Moderator

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    That white paper is just academical material. People shouldn't even be concerned about it unless they are researchers or developers themselves.
     
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