Your wireless router could be hacked if you have this vulnerability


A team of researchers from Synopsys’ Cybersecurity Research Center (CyRC) in Oulu, Finland have discovered a partial authentication bypass vulnerability in multiple wireless router chipsets from Mediatek, Qualcomm (Atheros), Zyxel and Realtek.

The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2019-18989, CVE-2019-18990 and CVE-2019-18991, affects Mediatek’s MT7620N chipset, Qualcomm’s AR9132, AR9283 and AR9285 chipsets and Realtek’s RTL8812AR, RTL8196D, RTL8881AN and RTL8192ER chipsets. However, Synopsys was unable to identify a comprehensive list of vulnerable devices and chipsets as numerous wireless routers are affected by this vulnerability.

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