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Netgear ProSafe Router password disclosure

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Enumerates user and password via soap

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The NetGear FM114P ProSafe Wireless Router (and possibly other devices)
discloses the username and password of the WAN when it receives specially
crafted upnp soap requests.

A possible hacker may use this flaw to steal a valid username and password.

In additition to this, a possible hacker may use upnp to disable the firewall
rules of that device, thus bypassing the security policy that has been
set.


Solution : Disable remote management or upnp
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 7267, 7270

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003 Renaud Deraison

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