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R8000 Security Vulnerability: VU#582384 but I have a 7900

scardona007
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R8000 Security Vulnerability: VU#582384 but I have a 7900

I have a Nighthawk X6 R7900 and received an email from NetGear about updating the firmware but the email only mentioned the R8000.  I understand the 7900 and 8000 are similar but not sure if I am also affected and should install. Anybody know?  It sure would be nice if the email also stated R7900 if that is indeed also affected.

 

Thanks.

Model: R7900|Nighthawk X6 AC3000 Tri-Band WiFi Router
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mdgm-ntgr
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Re: R8000 Security Vulnerability: VU#582384 but I have a 7900

Please see the Security Advisory

 

The fix for the R7900 is in the R7900 beta firmware, so to get the fix you would need to update to that.

 

We already have an existing thread on this: https://community.netgear.com/t5/Nighthawk-WiFi-Routers/Two-leading-Netgear-routers-are-vulnerable-t...

 

Please continue the discussion there.

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Retired_Member
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Re: R8000 Security Vulnerability: VU#582384 but I have a 7900

 I received the same email too and done some lookup. Here's the link to the R7900 patch. It is in Beta though. 

http://kb.netgear.com/000036459/R7900-Firmware-Version-1-0-1-8-Beta

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Umrk
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Re: R8000 Security Vulnerability: VU#582384 but I have a 7900

It doesn't appear that the 7900 is affected, at least that's how I interpret the availability of a beta, rather than the tested, tried and true production version. But then again, I do not like uncertainty. Perhaps a Netgear rep can confirm the need to update the firmware for owners of the 7900, like scardona, me and others....
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mdgm-ntgr
NETGEAR Employee Retired

Re: R8000 Security Vulnerability: VU#582384 but I have a 7900

Please see the Security Advisory

 

The fix for the R7900 is in the R7900 beta firmware, so to get the fix you would need to update to that.

 

We already have an existing thread on this: https://community.netgear.com/t5/Nighthawk-WiFi-Routers/Two-leading-Netgear-routers-are-vulnerable-t...

 

Please continue the discussion there.

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