[nSLUG] Switched to Fibreop, telnet backdoor on Bell router

George N. White III gnwiii at gmail.com
Fri Nov 21 11:14:09 AST 2014


On Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 1:34 PM, D G Teed <donald.teed at gmail.com> wrote:
 [...]

> I notice when I nmap scan for telnet around my IP range,
> I'm seeing only about 27% have a port 23 open.  Perhaps some
> IPs are not allocated, or have some other router from Bell.
>
> I've asked a couple of people I know with FibreOP to test
> their telnet vulnerability.  They have the same Actiontec
> router I was given and yet telnet isn't open.  Mystery as
> to why.
>

Was it a new shrink-wrapped router or one that was recycled
from another customer?   Maybe someone is using the cross-site
exploit from
https://securityevaluators.com/knowledge/case_studies/routers/actiontec.php

-- 
George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia
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