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Huawei 4G modem remote code execution

by Nikola Strahija on October 5th, 2015 Timur Yunusov and Kirill Nesterov from Positive Technologies found a remote code execution and DoS vulnerabilities in the popular Huawei E3272 4G USB modem.

By sending malicious packets to the device's Common Gateway Interface an attacker can intercept and decrypt the target's traffic, track it's location and obtain a beachead on connected machines.

The research team has published a paper which is available on this link, while the video titled
"Bootkit via SMS: 4G Access Level Security Assessment" is embedded below.

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