NetUSB vulnerability on official Asus Firmware (RT and DSL Versions)

This_Number_22

New Around Here
Hi,

I'm posting about this here as I can't find extended answer to my question anywhere and yes, I found an old answer regarding this question from 2015 and it lacks a lot of context and I'm not confident about it, also many things could have changed since then.

Since NetUSB vulnerability have resurfaced once again, my first question is does ANY Asus router either it being a RT or DSL version contain this component within its official firmware from Asus ? I tried to dig deep in Google but literally there wasn't anything about it on the Asus side.

My second and last question would be if Asus routers don't use NetUSB component/kernel drivers for handling USB Ports, what other component does it ? @RMerlin can you please assist if you don't mind ?

I appreciate any input.
Thanks
 

ColinTaylor

Part of the Furniture
Asus routers don't use NetUSB as they don't provide any of those sorts of functions. The only similar function would be USB printer support which is provided by Asus' own u2ec.
 

This_Number_22

New Around Here
Asus routers don't use NetUSB as they don't provide any of those sorts of functions. The only similar function would be USB printer support which is provided by Asus' own u2ec.
How so ? You still have USB ports and sharng functionality to the WAN interface for the cloud or sharing the said storage device to other devices on the same network.
 

AndreiV

Very Senior Member
How so ? You still have USB ports and sharng functionality to the WAN interface for the cloud or sharing the said storage device to other devices on the same network.

Which part of Colin's reply don't you understand? ASUS don't use NetUSB code on their routers .....

Beeping computers NetUSB
 

ColinTaylor

Part of the Furniture
How so ? You still have USB ports and sharng functionality to the WAN interface for the cloud or sharing the said storage device to other devices on the same network.
NetUSB is propriety code that provides USB over IP. That's completely different to a router having USB attached storage (using the normal Linux USB kernel modules) and running file sharing services like Samba and FTP.
 
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