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Louhi Networks Oy
-= Security Advisory =-
Advisory: Buffalo AirStation WHR-G54S Web Management CSRF
Release Date: 2007-09-07
Last Modified: 2007-09-07
Authors: Henri Lindberg, Associate of (ISC)=B2
[henri d0t lindberg at louhi d0t fi]
Application: Buffalo AirStation Web Management
Devices: WHR-G54S Ver.1.20, possibly other Buffalo products
Severity: Cross site request forgery in management interface
Vendor Status: No response from vendor.
During cursory inspection of WHR-G54S it was discovered that a cross
site request forgery vulnerability exists in the management
interface. Thus, it is possible for an attacker to perform any
administrative action in the management interface. These include
e.g. changing administrative password or adding new firewall rules.
Buffalo AirStation WHR-G54S Ver.1.20 device management interface
does not validate the origin of an HTTP request. If attacker is able
to make user visit a hostile web page, a device can be controlled
by submitting suitable forms. It is possible to add new users for
Successful attack requires that the attacker knows the management
interface address for the target device. As authentication is done
using HTTP Basic authentication, exploiting this vulnerability
requires more effort compared to forms authentication.
Proof of Concept:
Note: ropass value is reversed edit_ropass value.
188.8.131.52 = attacker's IP address
Do not browse untrusted websites while using the management
Log out after administering the device.
XX July 2007 - Discovered the issue
15. August 2007 - Contacted Buffalo
17. August 2007 - Contacted Buffalo again.
7. September 2007 - No response from Vendor.
7. September 2007 - Advisory released
Copyright 2007 Louhi Networks Oy. All rights reserved.
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