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home router flaws

 This is one of the reasons why I use a linux box as my firewall, instead of 
an end-consumer router: 


> In his post, Adrian describes a mechanism where the victim visits a 
> malicious page, which makes use of a XSS vulnerability that exists within 
> the BT Home Hub router, in order to add a portforwarding rule within the 
> targeted device firewall. Once the XSSed SOAP request is actualized, the 
> attacker will be able to get access to an internal service over the 
> portforward. Given the fact that the attacker can change the primary DNS 
> server of the target router, as well, the problem seams to be more then 
> scary and very, very concerning. 
> ... 
> Also, keep in mind that 99% of home routers are vulnerable to this attack 
> as all of them support UPnP to one degree or another. 

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