Alcatel SpeedTouch Home ADSL modems nmap OS detection scan denial of service

alcatel-speedtouch-nmap-dos (7893) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Alcatel SpeedTouch Home ADSL modems are vulnerable to a denial of service attack. If a remote attacker performs an nmap scan with OS detection activated of a host running a vulnerable modem, the attacker can cause the modem to reboot.


Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.

References:

  • BugTraq Mailing List, Fri Jan 11 2002 - 11:52:04 CST: Bug in alcatel speed touch home adsl modem.
  • BID-3851: Alcatel Speed Touch Home ADSL Unauthorized Remote Restart Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-0119: Alcatel Speed Touch Home ADSL Modem allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (reboot) via a network scan with unusual packets, such as nmap with OS detection.
  • OSVDB ID: 11732: Alcatel Speed Touch Home ADSL Modem Malformed Port Scan DoS

Platforms Affected:

  • Alcatel Speed Touch ADSL modem

Reported:

Jan 11, 2002

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