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Linksys Security Advisory

Updated:  April 20, 2017

Overview

Linksys was recently notified of some vulnerabilities in our Linksys Smart Wi-Fi series of routers.  As we work towards publishing firmware updates, as a temporary fix, we recommend that
customers using Guest Networks on any of the affected products below temporarily disable this feature
to avoid any attempts at malicious activity.

Description


IOActive (www.ioactive.com), a global cybersecurity consultancy, responsibly disclosed to Linksys that they had discovered vulnerabilities affecting multiple Linksys routers.  The Linksys Security team has been working with IOActive to confirm and resolve all reported issues.  We will
be releasing firmware updates for all affected devices.  In order for your device to receive the update as soon as it is available, please make sure you have automatic updates enabled.  For instructions, click here.

Solution

We are working to provide a firmware update for all affected devices.  While we are building
and
testing the fixes we recommend performing the following steps:

1.  Enable Automatic Updates.  Linksys Smart Wi-Fi devices include a feature to automatically update the firmware when new versions are available.
How to automatically update the firmware of the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers
2.  Disable WiFi Guest Network if not in use.
How to manage the Guest Access Feature using the Linksys cloud account
3.  Change the default Administrator password.
How to check and update the Router Password using your Linksys cloud account

Affected Products

After thoroughly testing each device for the presence of the known vulnerabilities, we’ve
identified
the following devices.
 
WRT Series
WRT1200AC v1 - Update available
WRT1200AC v2 - Update available
WRT1900AC v1 - Update available
WRT1900AC v2
WRT1900ACS v1 - Update available
WRT1900ACS v2 - Update available
WRT3200ACM
- Update available

EAxxxx Series
EA2700
EA2750
EA3500
EA4500 v3 - Update available
EA6100 - Update available
EA6200
EA6300
EA6350 v2
EA6350 v3 - Update available
EA6400
EA6500
EA6700
EA6900 v2 - Update available
EA7300
EA7400 - Update available
EA7500 v1 - Update available
EA7500 v2 - Update available
EA8300 - Update available
EA8500 - Update available
EA9200
EA9400 - Update available
EA9500 - Update available

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