Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




20 posts

Geek


Topic # 223739 15-Oct-2017 17:38
Send private message

. . .

 

Updated a friend's modem as per the advice from Vodafone here:

 

https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=40&topicid=208229

 

However a before and after scan with Bitdefender home scanner still shows vulnerabilities?

 

 

Any advice on how to address these?

 

@vodafone

 

 

 


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer Create new topic
21797 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1483

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1883860 15-Oct-2017 17:42
2 people support this post
Send private message

I am guessing it's the remote access the ISP has got ' TR-069 ' and it's nothing to worry about and working as designed

 

Linux





Ex JohnR VodafoneNZ 17 years 4 days



20 posts

Geek


  Reply # 1883864 15-Oct-2017 17:51
Send private message

As someone who rarely works as designed, that's very reassuring, thanks!

 

However ... I have to be 'that guy' and say it's the first modem I have come across in my short time using this scanner - perhaps four or five others doing security checks at homes and two businesses all got the green tick - including at least one other Vodafone modem.

 

. . .


 
 
 
 


Try Wrike: fast, easy, and efficient project collaboration software
BDFL - Memuneh
59991 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 11092

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1883869 15-Oct-2017 17:58
One person supports this post
Send private message

Does this vulnerability has a CVE or is it just the scanner saying "there is an open port here but I will make it look scarier than it is to upsell my software?"

 

Without a CVE it's hard to tell.





67 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 9


  Reply # 1883872 15-Oct-2017 18:04
One person supports this post
Send private message

It looks like you're scanning the internal interface of your router and it has picked up that SSH is listening.  SSH is used to connect to the device to be able interact with it via command line instead of via browser.  This doesn't necessarily mean that the SSH port is accessible from the external interface - the interface that is connected to the wild west internet.  

 

Might pay to scan your friends router from your residence and get him to scan yours from his.  This way you'll hit the external public ip of the router.  If SSH is open on the external interface and you don't use it then there should be a setting somewhere that will turn it off on the external interface.


BDFL - Memuneh
59991 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 11092

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1883874 15-Oct-2017 18:06
6 people support this post
Send private message
2432 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 651


  Reply # 1884035 15-Oct-2017 21:37
3 people support this post
Send private message

That site is incredibly useful for its pretty singular purpose... even something like 15 years later!



20 posts

Geek


  Reply # 1884055 15-Oct-2017 22:46
Send private message

. . .

 

" SSH is used to connect
to the device to be able
interact with it via
command line instead of
via browser. "

 

Perfect, got it, thank you.

 

Yet, if I'm understanding right ... SSH as a successor to CMD, isn't this more of a threat than less?

 

For example, by-pass all GUI checks straight to .. shell?

 

Or just access more info/mischief.

 

#newb

 

#eli5

 

. . .


Meow
7272 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3477

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1884057 15-Oct-2017 22:50
One person supports this post
Send private message

That app detects the same "vulnerabilities" in all my Linux PC's here. My advice? Don't listen to it, it is bullcrap. As others said also you're scanning your internal IP so you shouldn't need to worry.





BDFL - Memuneh
59991 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 11092

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1884061 15-Oct-2017 22:58
Send private message

ssh is a shell but you need username and password to authenticate. Providing your router is not using admin/admin or other defaults you should be ok unless as I mentioned, the scanner is pointing to a specific CVE. Or even better if you can just disable it the service through your router web interface.




Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Amazon launches the International Shopping Experience in the Amazon Shopping App
Posted 19-Apr-2018 08:38


Spark New Zealand and TVNZ to bring coverage of Rugby World Cup 2019
Posted 16-Apr-2018 06:55


How Google can seize Microsoft Office crown
Posted 14-Apr-2018 11:08


How back office transformation drives IRD efficiency
Posted 12-Apr-2018 21:15


iPod laws in a smartphone world: will we ever get copyright right?
Posted 12-Apr-2018 21:13


Lightbox service using big data and analytics to learn more about customers
Posted 9-Apr-2018 12:11


111 mobile caller location extended to iOS
Posted 6-Apr-2018 13:50


Huawei announces the HUAWEI P20 series
Posted 29-Mar-2018 11:41


Symantec Internet Security Threat Report shows increased endpoint technology risks
Posted 26-Mar-2018 18:29


Spark switches on long-range IoT network across New Zealand
Posted 26-Mar-2018 18:22


Stuff Pix enters streaming video market
Posted 21-Mar-2018 09:18


Windows no longer Microsoft’s main focus
Posted 13-Mar-2018 07:47


Why phone makers are obsessed with cameras
Posted 11-Mar-2018 12:25


New Zealand Adopts International Open Data Charter
Posted 3-Mar-2018 12:48


Shipments tumble as NZ phone upgrades slow
Posted 2-Mar-2018 11:48



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.