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ASUS warns of critical remote authentication bypass on 7 routers

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ASUS has released a new firmware update that addresses a vulnerability impacting seven router models that allow remote attackers to log in to devices.

The flaw, tracked as CVE-2024-3080 (CVSS v3.1 score: 9.8 “critical”), is an authentication bypass vulnerability allowing unauthenticated, remote attackers to take control of the device.

ASUS says the issue impacts the following router models:
  • XT8 (ZenWiFi AX XT8) – Mesh WiFi 6 system offering tri-band coverage with speeds up to 6600 Mbps, AiMesh support, AiProtection Pro, seamless roaming, and parental controls.
  • XT8_V2 (ZenWiFi AX XT8 V2) – Updated version of the XT8, maintaining similar features with enhancements in performance and stability.
  • RT-AX88U – Dual-band WiFi 6 router with speeds up to 6000 Mbps, featuring 8 LAN ports, AiProtection Pro, and adaptive QoS for gaming and streaming.
  • RT-AX58U – Dual-band WiFi 6 router providing up to 3000 Mbps, with AiMesh support, AiProtection Pro, and MU-MIMO for efficient multi-device connectivity.
  • RT-AX57 – Dual-band WiFi 6 router designed for basic needs, offering up to 3000 Mbps, with AiMesh support and basic parental controls.
  • RT-AC86U – Dual-band WiFi 5 router with speeds up to 2900 Mbps, featuring AiProtection, adaptive QoS, and game acceleration.
  • RT-AC68U – Dual-band WiFi 5 router offering up to 1900 Mbps, with AiMesh support, AiProtection, and robust parental controls.
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