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Check Point Advisories

NETGEAR WNR2000 Authentication Bypass (CVE-2016-10176)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2018-0482
Date Published: 24 May 2018
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 10 Jun 2020
Industry Reference:CVE-2016-10176
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Netgear WNR2000
Vulnerability Description An authentication bypass vulnerability exists in NETGEAR WMR2000 Routers. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability would allow remote attackers to obtain sensitive information and gain unauthorized access into the affected system.

Protection Overview

This protection detects attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update. For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R80 / R77 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the NETGEAR WNR2000 Authentication Bypass protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Application Servers Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  NETGEAR WNR2000 Authentication Bypass

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