Fedora Security and the Uverse 3800HGV-B router

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Sat Jul 2 20:07:08 UTC 2011

On Fri, 2011-07-01 at 21:14 -0700, JD wrote:

> You are right.
> It turns out it does it via the intruder which the whole
> world was deceived by Sun that it only plays in a sandbox
> and has no access to anything outside that sandbox: Javascript.
what does javascript have to do with Sun? It is not java. It doesn't
share anything at all with java except the name which was an unfortunate
> So I used noscript to disable scripts from
> and access to my drive went away.
> When will the linux community wake up and shout out loud:
> Kill JavaScript from all browsers and all network servers
> and network clients.
turn off javascript and the Internet is almost unusable. I think you
were close when you realized that your 'router' is likely an attack
vector because many of the retail/home intended routers are known to
have been compromised.
> It is THE trojan horse hiding in plain site and can access
> EVERYTHING on your system that YOU have access to and
> send it back to whatever destination the javascript was
> written to send it to.
> Common people! JAVASCRIPT being executed by your
> browser on  your system is a HUGE WIDE OPEN SECURITY HOLE!!!

  Sandbox implementation errors

  Web browsers are capable of running JavaScript outside 
  of the sandbox, with the privileges necessary to, for 
  example, create or delete files. Of course, such privileges
  aren't meant to be granted to code from the web.

What you have demonstrated is one of the many reasons not to run GUI as
root but you only saw the files/folders that you could see with a tool
like nautilus or dolphin with exactly the same privileges so I guess I
can't understand your hysterics.

If noscript gives you peace of mind, then use it.


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