Netgear starts patching routers affected by a critical flaw
Networking device manufacturer Netgear released firmware updates for several router models in order to patch a critical vulnerability that’s publicly known and could be exploited by hackers.
The vulnerability was disclosed by a researcher Friday and affects multiple Netgear router models, many from the company’s Nighthawk series. The company initially confirmed the flaw in three models — R6400, R7000, R8000 — but it has since expanded the list to include five more.
The models confirmed to be affected so far are: R6250, R6400, R6700, R7000, R7100LG, R7300, R7900 and R8000. This list might not be complete as Netgear continues to analyze the flaw’s impact to its entire router portfolio.