Visible to the public "'Cable Haunt' Vulnerability Exposes 200 Million Modem Cables to MITM Attacks"Conflict Detection Enabled

Researchers from Lyrebirds, along with an independent researcher, discovered a security vulnerability, named Cable Haunt, in Broadcom's cable modem. The flaw left an estimate of 200 million home broadband gateways susceptible to remote hijacking attacks. The exploitation of the flaw tracked as CVE-2019-19494 could allow malicious actors to trick victims into clicking a web page containing a malicious JavaScript code. Once the malicious code is executed on a modem, remote attackers can intercept private messages, redirect traffic, and more. This article continues to discuss the discovery of the Cable Haunt security vulnerability and the malicious activities that could be performed by attackers through the exploitation of the flaw.

CISOMAG reports "'Cable Haunt' Vulnerability Exposes 200 Million Modem Cables to MITM Attacks"