NetGear Web GUI Password Recovery and Exposure Security Vulnerability

Article ID: 30632

NETGEAR is aware of the security issue that can expose web GUI login passwords while the password recovery feature is disabled. This vulnerability occurs when an attacker can access the internal network or when remote management is enabled on the router.

This software vulnerability affects certain NETGEAR devices:

Router Model and Firmware Version:

    R8500 v1.0.2.58_1.0.58
    R8000 v1.0.3.4_1.1.2
    R7900 v1.0.1.4_10.0.12
    R7300 v1.0.0.36_1.0.8
    R7000 v1.0.5.62_1.1.87
    R6900 v1.0.0.4_1.0.10
    R6700 v1.0.0.26_10.0.26
    R6400 v1.0.1.6_1.0.4
    R6300v2 v1.0.4.2_10.0.74
    AC1450 v1.0.0.34_10.0.16
    R6300 v1.0.2.78_1.0.58
    R6250 v1.0.4.2_10.1.10
    R6200v2 v1.0.3.8_10.1.6
    R6200 v1.0.1.56_1.0.43
    WNDR4500v2 v1.0.0.60_1.0.38
    WNDR4500 v1.0.1.44_1.0.73
    WNDR4000 v1.0.2.4_9.1.86
    WNDR3700v3 v1.0.0.40_1.0.32
    WNDR3400v3 v1.0.1.4_1.0.52
    WNDR3400v2 v1.0.0.48_1.0.75
    WNR3500Lv2 v1.2.0.34_40.0.75
    WNR1000v3 v1.0.2.68_60.0.93

Cable Gateway Model and Firmware Version:

    C6300 v2.01.14

DSL Gateway Model and Firmware Version:

    D6300 v1.0.0.96
    D6300B v1.0.0.40
    D6400 v1.0.0.44
    D6220 v1.0.0.12
    DGN2200v4 v1.0.0.66
    DGN2200Bv4 v1.0.0.68
    VEGN2610 v1.0.0.36
    V6510 v1.0.0.20

NETGEAR strongly recommends that you follow these two steps to remediate the vulnerability:

    Manually enable the password recovery feature on your device.
    For more information, visit ... -password-recovery.
    Ensure that remote management is disabled.
    Remote management is disabled by default. For more information, check the user manual for your product, which is available from

The potential for password exposure remains if you do not complete both steps. NETGEAR is not responsible for any consequences that could have been avoided by following the recommendations in this notification.

NETGEAR is working on a firmware fix and will email the download information to all registered users when the firmware becomes available. ... urity-vulnerability

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