HOT HOTBOX router 2.1.11 credentials management

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A vulnerability was found in HOT HOTBOX router 2.1.11 (Router Operating System). It has been classified as critical. Affected is some unknown processing. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a credentials management vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-255. This is going to have an impact on integrity. CVE summarizes:

The HOT HOTBOX router with software 2.1.11 has a default WPS PIN of 12345670, which makes it easier for remote attackers to obtain the WPA or WPA2 pre-shared key via EAP messages.

The weakness was shared 12/29/2013 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2013-5037 since 08/06/2013. The exploitability is told to be easy. Access to the local network is required for this attack to succeed. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available. The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1552.

A public exploit has been developed by Oz Elisyan and been published even before and not after the advisory. The exploit is shared for download at It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 51 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Exploit-DB (29518).






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Class: Credentials management
CWE: CWE-255

Local: No
Remote: Partially

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
Author: Oz Elisyan
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08/06/2013 🔍
11/08/2013 +94 days 🔍
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12/29/2013 +51 days 🔍
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03/24/2015 +450 days 🔍
06/29/2024 +3385 days 🔍


Advisory: 123901
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2013-5037 (🔍)
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Created: 03/24/2015 03:54 PM
Updated: 06/29/2024 07:48 PM
Changes: 03/24/2015 03:54 PM (42), 02/28/2018 08:00 AM (13), 01/18/2022 10:49 AM (3), 06/29/2024 07:48 PM (15)
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