Zyxel security advisory for cleartext storage of information vulnerability
Zyxel is releasing patches addressing a cleartext storage of information vulnerability in its products. Users are advised to install the patches for optimal protection.
What is the vulnerability?
The cleartext storage of information vulnerability is due to a CGI program lacking proper protection of the device’s login privilege and TR-069 configuration. The vulnerability cannot be exploited unless the attacker can first be successfully authenticated and log in to the device’s management interface. The TR-069 protocol is not enabled by default in the generic version of the firmware; therefore, it cannot be exploited by attackers.
What versions are vulnerable—and what should you do?
After a thorough investigation, we have identified the vulnerable products that are within their vulnerability support period, with their firmware patches shown in the table below.
|Product||Affected model||Patch availability*|
|Fiber ONT||AX7501-B Series||V5.17(ABPC.2)C0|
|5G NR/4G LTE CPE||LTE3301-PLUS||V1.00(ABQU.6)C0 in Dec. 2022|
|LTE5388-M804||V1.00(ABSQ.4)C0 in Dec. 2022|
|LTE5388-S905||V1.00(ABVI.6)C0 in Dec. 2022|
|LTE5398-M904||V1.00(ABQV.2)C0 in Dec. 2022|
|LTE7240-M403||V2.00(ABMG.6)C0 in Dec. 2022|
|LTE7461-M602||V2.00(ABQN.6)C0 in Dec. 2022|
|LTE7480-S905||V2.00(ABQT.6)C0 in Dec. 2022|
|LTE7480-M804||V1.00(ABRA.6)C0 in Dec. 2022|
|LTE7485-S905||V1.00(ABVN.6)C0 in Dec. 2022|
|LTE7490-M804||V1.00(ABQY.5)C0 in Dec. 2022|
|NR5101||V1.00(ABVC.6)C0 in Dec. 2022|
|NR7101||V1.00(ABUV.7)C0 in Dec. 2022|
|NR7102||V1.00(ABYD.2)C0 in Dec. 2022|
*Please contact your sales representative or support team for the file.
For ISPs, please contact your Zyxel sales or service representatives for further details.
For end-users who received your Zyxel device from an ISP, we recommend you reach out to the ISP’s support team directly, as the device may have custom-built settings.
For end-users who purchased the Zyxel devices on your own, please contact your local Zyxel support team for the new firmware file to ensure optimal protection, or visit our forum for further assistance.
Got a question?
Please contact your local service rep or visit Zyxel’s Community for further information or assistance.
Thanks to M.nageh for reporting the issue to us.
2022-09-27: Initial release