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ESB-2014.1095 - [Appliance] D-Link DWR-113 Rev. Ax firmware: Cross-site request forgery - Remote with user interaction

Date: 08 July 2014

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  DWR-113 Rev. Ax - CSRF causing Denial of Service - FW v. 2.02 or older
                                8 July 2014


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           D-Link DWR-113 Rev. Ax firmware
Publisher:         D-Link
Operating System:  Network Appliance
Impact/Access:     Cross-site Request Forgery -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2014-3136  

Original Bulletin:

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Security Advisories > SAP10034

DWR-113 Rev. Ax - CSRF causing Denial of Service - FW v. 2.02 or older

Publication ID: SAP10034

Resolved Status: Yes

Published on: 2 July 2014 4:34 GMT

Last updated on: 2 July 2014 4:43 GMT


The DWR-113 Rev. Ax firmware 2.02 and older is susceptible to CSRF 
vulnerability, which allow an attacker to forge HTML forms and execute actions
in an authorized (logged in) browser session. These vulnerabilities allows an 
attacker to perform denail of service exploits that may cause the device to be

D-Link Security Incident Reponse Policy

All public communication on this issue will be offered at

Our security response team can be contacted for incident information or to 
report incidents at

Any non-critical security issue, help in updating firmware, or configuration 
regarding this issue please contact your D-Link Customer care channel.


Author - Blessen Thomas -


General Disclosure

Security and performance is of the utmost importance to D-Link across all 
product lines. This is not just through the development process but also 
through regular firmware updates to comply with the current safety and quality 
standards. We are proactively working with the sources of these reports as well
as continuing to review across the complete product line to ensure that the 
vulnerabilities discovered are addressed.  We will continue to update this page 
to include the relevant product firmware updates addressing these concerns. 
In the meantime, you can exercise the below cautions to avoid unwanted 
intrusion into your D-Link product.

Immediate Recommendations for all D-Link router customers
Do not enable the Remote Management feature since this will allow malicious 
users to use this exploit from the internet.  Remote Management is default 
disabled on all D-Link Routers and is included for customer care 
troubleshooting if useful and the customer enables it.

If you receive unsolicited e-mails that relates to security vulnerabilities
and prompt you to action, please ignore it. When you click on links in such 
e-mails, it could allow unauthorised persons to access your router. Neither 
D-Link nor its partners and resellers will send you unsolicited messages 
where you are asked to click or install something.

Make sure that your wireless network is secure.

Do not provide your admin password to anyone. If required we suggest updating
the password frequently.


We encourage you to contact the author for further infomation at The other can provide furhter details.

In order to avoid miscommunication  the following is taken directly from the 
authors report:

It was observed that the D-link DWR-113 wireless router is vulnerable to 
denial of service attack via CSRF(Cross-Site Request Forgery) vulnerability.

An attacker could craft a malicious CSRF exploit to change the password in the
password functionality when the user(admin) is logged in to the application 
,as the user interface (admin panel) lacks the csrf token or nonce to prevent 
an attacker to change the password.

Attacker can manipulate user data via sending him malicious crafted url.

As a result, as soon as the crafted malicious exploit is executed the router 
is rebooted and the user is forced to wait for a few minutes so that the 
changes could be made in the settings of the router.

Now it is observed that even though the attacker's password doesn't work , 
neither does the user's current password work and the user tries a lot to get
logged to the interface admin panel of the router using the user's current 

Finally the user is forced to reset the router's device physically, thus 
leading to a denial of service condition.

Every time the user is forced to reset the device manually which is a 
cumbersome process.

Proof of Concept code (exploit)

Restart Router by CSRF

  <!-- CSRF PoC --->
    <form action="">
      <input type="hidden" name="S00010002" value="test" />
      <input type="hidden" name="np2" value="test" />
      <input type="hidden" name="N00150004" value="0" />
      <input type="hidden" name="N00150001" value="" />
      <input type="hidden" name="N00150003" value="1080" />
      <input type="hidden" name="&#95;cce" value="0x80150002" />
      <input type="hidden" name="&#95;sce" value="&#37;Ssc" />
      <input type="submit" value="Submit request" />

Affected Products

Model Name			DWR-113

HW Version	   		Ax

Current FW Version		v. 2.02 and older

New FW Version for this 	Firmware: v. 2.03b02
exploit fix			Release Notes
Security patch for your D-Link router

These firmware updates address the security vulnerabilities in affected D-Link
routers. D-Link will update this continually and we strongly recommend all 
users to install the relevant updates.

As there are different hardware revisions on our products, please check this on 
your device before downloading the correct corresponding firmware update. The
hardware revision information can usually be found on the product label on the
underside of the product next to the serial number. Alternatively, they can 
also be found on the device web configuration.

To update the firmware please log-in to the Web-GUI interface of your device, from the menu select Maintanence -> System -> Upgrade Firmware. If you require help please contact your regional D-Link customer care website for options.

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