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Netgear Starts Patching Serious Vulnerabilities Affecting Tens of Products

All of the security holes were reported to Netgear through Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative (ZDI), including five by a hacker who uses the online moniker d4rkn3ss, from VNPT ISC, and five by Pedro Ribeiro and Radek Domanski of Team Flashback.

Ribeiro and Domanski disclosed the flaws at the Pwn2Own Tokyo 2019 hacking contest in November 2019, which earned them $25,000.

The vulnerabilities were reported to Netgear in November 2019 and January and February 2020. The vendor asked ZDI to extend its public disclosure deadline on two occasions saying that it needed more time to develop patches, but ZDI declined the second request and published its advisories with a “0day” status on June 15. No CVE identifiers have been assigned to the flaws.

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