Network Security, Vulnerability Management

Researcher pinpoints significant vulnerabilities in Quanta routers

Routers from Taiwan-based electronic hardware manufacturer Quanta Computer are plagued with serious vulnerabilities, according to researcher Pierre Kim in his blog, A Slice of Kimchi.

Calling the technology “badly designed,” Kim said he found over 20 significant flaws in the firmware for Quanta's LTE QDH Router device, as well as its QDH, UNE, MOBILY and Yoomee 4G routers.

“At best, the vulnerabilities are due to incompetence; at worst it is a deliberate act of security sabotage from the vendor,” Kim wrote.

Vulnerabilities identified by Kim include the presence of backdoor accounts that can bypass HTTP authentication, a webinterface information leak that allows attackers to access sensitive data without authentication, and remote code execution (RCE) flaws in the ping API and traceroute API.

Bradley Barth

As director of multimedia content strategy at CyberRisk Alliance, Bradley Barth develops content for online conferences, webcasts, podcasts video/multimedia projects — often serving as moderator or host. For nearly six years, he wrote and reported for SC Media as deputy editor and, before that, senior reporter. He was previously a program executive with the tech-focused PR firm Voxus. Past journalistic experience includes stints as business editor at Executive Technology, a staff writer at New York Sportscene and a freelance journalist covering travel and entertainment. In his spare time, Bradley also writes screenplays.

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