Is Asus Merlin affected by this flaw?

bennor

Senior Member
Hello, just learned of a flaw in the Linux kernel module called Netusb, does this also affect Asus routers?

FYI, a forum search will turn up a number of threads on NetUSB security vulnerability flaw(s) going back to 2015 and how Asus routers are generally not affected by it.

 

eibgrad

Part of the Furniture
Anyone wanting to check can also use https://www.grc.com/x/portprobe=20005

Be careful w/ such probes. If you're behind a VPN, CGNAT, double-NAT, etc., what's being reported is NOT your router's firewall, but the upstream router's firewall. It's why I make sure to place the following rule in the VPN Director whenever I use ShieldsUp, to force that traffic to bypass the VPN.

Code:
GRC <blank> 4.79.142.192/28 WAN
 
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