Thursday, June 20, 2024

Millions of routers affected: Security researchers warn of dangerous security breach


A serious security breach currently threatens millions of routers. Attackers can use a DNS bug to intercept data from their victims and compromise systems. We have summarized the details here.

Millions of routers and IoT devices are currently affected by a serious security breach. Like “Bleeping Computer” reported, a DNS flaw in the popular C standard libraries is responsible. No patch yet.

Attackers can use this vulnerability to redirect victims to malicious websites while browsing. This gives criminals the opportunity to use fake websites to steal online banking logins, for example, or trick people into downloading malware.

Security problem in millions of routers: solution still in development

Millions of routers and IoT devices are affected by a serious security vulnerability.
Millions of routers and IoT devices are affected by a serious security vulnerability.

Photo: Oliver Berg/dpa

The issue was discovered by Nozomi Networks Labs. Specifically, all versions of uClibc and uClibc-ng are affected. These are commonly used by manufacturers like Netgear, Axis, and Linksys, as well as certain Linux distributions, among others.

Since there is no fix to the issue as of yet, no details about the affected devices have been released. It will probably be some time before the corresponding updates are available.

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