100,000 Zyxel Devices Vulnerable to Backdoor

Healthcare Info Security

Prajeet Nair

A firmware vulnerability in about 100,000 Zyxel products, including VPN gateways, access point controllers and firewalls, can be used to install a hardcoded backdoor that could give threat actors remote administrative privileges, according to the Dutch security firm Eye Control.

The flaw is tracked as CVE-2020-29583.

Zyxel, which has already posted patches for the vulnerability in some of its products, is urging its customers to immediately apply them. In an advisory, however, the company notes that a fix for its NXC access point controller series products would not be released until April.

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