IoT roundup: Apple Watch Patches, Router Vulnerabilities
Last Updated: 2015-05-19 20:45:08 UTC
by Johannes Ullrich (Version: 1)
Yes, there is a security patch for the Apple Watch now. It fixes 13 different vulnerabilities. At least one of the vulnerabilities (CVE-2015-1093) can be used to execute arbitrary code. But not all of the vulnerabilities are "cutting edge". We also got an ICMP redirect issue (CVE-2015-1103) and of course SSL issues that are addressed by disabling old ciphers (FREAK vulnerability) and updating the list of trusted CAs.
The Internet of Things certainly does get a lot of attention this year, and I think rightfully so. I consider web gateways/routers a prime example, and just to make that point, here the top 10 attacks against our web application honeypot:
25700 GET / HTTP/1.1\r\n
10596 GET http
9059 GET /cgi-bin/authLogin.cgi HTTP/1.1\n <- QNAP shellshock issue
6771 GET /phpMyAdmin/scripts/setup.php HTTP/1.1\r\n
6638 GET /pma/scripts/setup.php HTTP/1.1\r\n
6511 GET /myadmin/scripts/setup.php HTTP/1.1\r\n
4297 GET /manager/html HTTP/1.1\r\n
3939 GET /manager/html/ HTTP/1.1\r\n
3672 GET /tmUnblock.cgi HTTP/1.1\r\n <- Linksys Routers (see "Moon Worm")
2820 GET /pony/includes/templates/error.tpl HTTP/1.1\r\n
Two of our top ten URLs are attacking exclusively devices. So better make sure you are patched as well as it gets, and try to avoid exposing the admin interface to the public.