Chrome and D-Link Security Alert: Patch Now or Peril Awaits!

Beware of cyber gremlins! CISA’s latest ‘oopsie’ list warns of hiccups in Google Chrome and vintage D-Link routers. Agencies have until June to play digital whack-a-mole and patch things up. #CybersecurityFauxPas

Hot Take:

Hey there, router wranglers and chrome cruisers! Looks like it’s time to patch or ditch those digital dinosaurs. CISA’s latest ‘naughty list’ features some cyber fossils that still pack a punch. And for Chrome users, beware the JavaScript jungle – it’s got more bugs than a rainforest canopy!

Key Points:

  • Google Chrome and ancient D-Link routers are the latest members of the “Most Exploitable Villains” club, according to CISA.
  • Federal agencies have a summer deadline: Fix or nix the vulnerable tech by June 6th.
  • A high-severity out-of-bounds write vulnerability in Chrome’s V8 engine is the latest cyber headache.
  • D-Link’s DIR-600 routers are haunted by a decade-old CSRF ghost that just won’t move on to the afterlife.
  • If you’re still using a D-Link router that’s old enough to have seen ‘Gangnam Style’ debut, it’s time for an upgrade!
Cve id: CVE-2021-40655
Cve state: PUBLISHED
Cve assigner short name: mitre
Cve date updated: 09/24/2021
Cve description: An informtion disclosure issue exists in D-LINK-DIR-605 B2 Firmware Version : 2.01MT. An attacker can obtain a user name and password by forging a post request to the / getcfg.php page

Cve id: CVE-2024-4947
Cve state: PUBLISHED
Cve assigner short name: Chrome
Cve date updated: 05/15/2024
Cve description: Type Confusion in V8 in Google Chrome prior to 125.0.6422.60 allowed a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code inside a sandbox via a crafted HTML page. (Chromium security severity: High)

Cve id: CVE-2024-4761
Cve state: PUBLISHED
Cve assigner short name: Chrome
Cve date updated: 05/14/2024
Cve description: Out of bounds write in V8 in Google Chrome prior to 124.0.6367.207 allowed a remote attacker to perform an out of bounds memory write via a crafted HTML page. (Chromium security severity: High)

Cve id: CVE-2014-100005
Cve state: PUBLISHED
Cve assigner short name: mitre
Cve date updated: 09/07/2017
Cve description: Multiple cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerabilities in D-Link DIR-600 router (rev. Bx) with firmware before 2.17b02 allow remote attackers to hijack the authentication of administrators for requests that (1) create an administrator account or (2) enable remote management via a crafted configuration module to hedwig.cgi, (3) activate new configuration settings via a SETCFG,SAVE,ACTIVATE action to pigwidgeon.cgi, or (4) send a ping via a ping action to diagnostic.php.

Need to know more?

Chrome Gets Clumsy with Code

Chrome's got an oopsie in its V8 engine that could let the baddies write outside the lines—and not in a fun, creative way. Instead of crayons, we're talking code execution. Details are scarcer than hen's teeth, but one thing is clear: patching this should be higher on your to-do list than Marie Kondo-ing your sock drawer.

The Router That Time Forgot

Imagine a router so old it probably has a MySpace page. Enter the D-Link DIR-600, with a CSRF flaw that's more persistent than glitter after a craft project. Attackers can waltz into the web admin panel like it's an open-bar wedding. And while D-Link gave it a band-aid back in the day, it's like slapping duct tape on the Titanic. Time for a tech upgrade, folks.

Router Reincarnation: DIR-600's Cousin Joins the Party

Not to be outdone, the DIR-605 struts in with its own 'come hack me' sign. Unsupported since the days when "Hello" was just a greeting and not an Adele hit, this router's vulnerability was GitHub famous back in 2021. If you're still using this relic, you might want to consider if it's also time to retire your flip phone.

The Botnet's Bucket List

Old vulnerabilities never die; they just get added to botnet bucket lists. These digital desperados don't discriminate based on age or device type, making even your grandma's router a potential zombie in their cyber army. So, if you're still rocking routers that could be in a tech museum, maybe it's time to say, "Thank U, Next."

Out with the Old, In with the Secure

Let's face it, clinging to ancient routers is like refusing to throw out expired milk—it's not going to get better with time. Take CISA's warning seriously, and opt for a shiny new router that promises more than just a nostalgic trip down the information superhighway. Your digital peace of mind will thank you!

Tags: CVE-2014-10005, CVE-2021-40655, CVE-2024-4761, CVE-2024-4947, D-Link Router Flaws, Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog, Google Chrome vulnerabilities