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### Device Details  
Discovered By: Andrew Klaus (andrew@aklaus.ca)  
Vendor: Actiontec (Telus Branded, but may work on others)  
Model: WEB6000Q  
Affected Firmware: 1.1.02.22  
  
Reported: Sept 2018  
CVE: Not needed since update is pushed by the provider.  
  
  
  
### Summary of Findings  
  
The wireless extenders use DHCP Option 125 to include device details  
such as model number, manufacturer, and serial number.  
  
The WCB6000Q DHCP DISCOVER and REQUEST broadcasts include the device  
serial number in the DHCP option 125 (subopt 2) field. An attacker on  
the same Layer 2 network segment as the device, can see all these DHCP  
requests with a packet capture.  
  
Once he or she has this, the device’s admin web UI password can be  
reset using the web UI “forgot password” page to reset to a known value.  
  
  
  
### Mitigation  
Do not use the serial number to initiate password resets.  
  
The serial number has other internal uses in the Web UI, which means  
there’s a higher chance of it being leaked over the network. By using a  
different value, this risk can be mitigated since the reset value is  
only used for that purpose.  
  
  
  
  
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