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DIR-X5460 :: H/W Rev. Ax :: F/W v1.10b10 :: Multiple Vulnerability reported by IoT Inspector

Overview

 

On August 2021, a 3rd party security researcher, from IoT inspector, tested a D-Link Router DIR-X5460 (firmware ver. 110b10) and identified potential vulnerabilities.

 

As soon as D-Link was made aware of the reported security issues, we had promptly started our investigation and have already provided a security patch (firmware ver. 111b01), which is available to download.

 

 D-Link takes the issues of network security and user privacy very seriously. We have a dedicated task force and product management team on call to address evolving security issues and implement appropriate security measures.

 

Below you will find a patch for the model's that close the reported vulnerabilities.

 

3rd Party Report information

    Reports provided: 

 

      - Reported by IOT Inspector

 

     Public Disclosed 3rd Party Report ::

 

         - https://www.heise.de/news/Automatische-Analyse-Potenzielle-Schwachstellen-in-populaeren-WLAN-Routern-6283482.html  

         - https://www.ithome.com.tw/news/148176

 

     Detials

            1. curl CVE entries (short form)  The curl will not running always, and the firewall will filter out externally initiated connections.
            2. Dnsmasq CVE entries (short form) DIR-X5460 does not run dnsmasq, so not affected by this.
            3. Dnsmasq DNSpooq vulnerabilities DIR-X5460 does not run dnsmasq, so not affected by this.
            4. Hardcoded password hashes We will fix it in the next release firmware version v1.11 and will be released before the end of Aug. 2021 .
            5. lighttpd CVE entries (short form) The firewall will filter out externally initiated connections.
            6. Linux Kernel CVE entries (short form) As we know, any version of kernel will be found out many vulnerabilities, and with time flow, the number will increase. The device's firewall will reject untrusted connect from the WAN side and also close non-used ports to reduce the chance of occurrence.
            7. Samba CVE entries (short form) The firewall will filter out externally initiated connections.
            8. BusyBox CVE entries (short form The firewall will filter out externally initiated connections.
            9. hostapd CVE entries (short form) The firewall will filter out externally initiated connections.
            10. Insecure X.509 Certificates The Root CA we used is trusted, just not signed.
            11. Linux Kernel Privilege Escalation “pp_key” We will apply the patch and release beta FW before the end of Aug. 2021.
            12. OpenSSL CVE entries (short form)  The firewall will filter out externally initiated connections.
            13. wpa_supplicant CVE entries (short form)  The firewall will filter out externally initiated connections.

            14. Missing Compile-time mitigation on ELF binaries : Addressed

            15. Unwanted software: tcpdump : Addressed

 

Affected Models

 

Model Hardware Revision  Region Affected FW Fixed FW Recommendation  Last Updated
DIR-X5460 All A Hardware Revisions Worldwide v1.10B10 & Below v1.11B01 Hotfix Download Hotfix and manually update router 08/24/2021

  

Regarding Security patch for your D-Link Devices
 
Firmware updates address the security vulnerabilities in affected D-Link devices. D-Link will update this continually and we strongly recommend all users to install the relevant updates.
 
Please note that this is a device beta software, beta firmware, or hot-fix release which is still undergoing final testing before its official release. The beta software, beta firmware, or hot-fix is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis and the user assumes all risk and liability for use thereof. D-Link does not provide any warranties, whether express or implied, as to the suitability or usability of the beta firmware. D-Link will not be liable for any loss, whether such loss is direct, indirect, special or consequential, suffered by any party as a result of their use of the beta firmware.
 
As there are different hardware revisions on our products, please check this on your device before downloading the correct corresponding firmware update. The hardware revision information can usually be found on the product label on the underside of the product next to the serial number. Alternatively, they can also be found on the device web configuration.