Vonage Home Router (DoS Execution Code Overflow)

Credit Nu11By73


During an evaluation of the Vonage home phone router, it was identified that the loginUsername and loginPassword parameters were vulnerable to a buffer overflow. This vulnerability was reported to Vonage almost 18 months ago with a response from what was stated as their security department that it would be fixed. This overflow caused the router to crash and reboot. Further analysis will be performed to find out if the the crash is controllable and allow for full remote code execution.

Device Description:
1 port residential gateway
Hardware Version:
VDV-23: 115
Original Software Version:

Exploitation Writeup

This exploit was a simple buffer overflow. The use of spike fuzzer took place to identify the crash condition. When the application crashes, the router reboots causing a denial of service condition. The script below was further weaponized to sleep for a 60 second period while the device rebooted then continue one execution after another.

Proof of concept code:
The code below was used to exploit the application. This testing was only performed against denial of service conditions. The crash that was experienced potentially holds the ability to allow remote code execution. Further research will be performed against the device.

import requests
passw = 'A' * 10580
post_data = {'loginUsername':'router', 'loginPassword':passw, 'x':'0', 'y':'0'}
post_response = requests.post(url='', data=post_data)