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Owners of Phillips Hue Devices - PSA - Denial of Service

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Owners of Phillips Hue Devices - PSA - Denial of Service

Well we all know that IOT devices are prone to security vulnerabilities. Here's a recent Denial of Service:

https://packetstormsecurity.com/files/1 ... e=hs_email

https://packetstormsecurity.com/files/cve/CVE-2018-7580
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Vendor:
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Philips Lighting Holding B.V

Product:
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Philips Hue Hub - all

Vulnerability Type:
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Denial of Service

Security Issue:
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Philips Hue is vulnerable to Denial of Service attack.
Sending a SYN flood on port tcp/80 will freeze Philips Hue's hub and it
will stop responding.
The "hub" will stop operating and be frozen until the flood will stop.
During the flood, the user won't be able to turn on/off the lights, and
all of the hub's functionality will be unresponsive. The cloud service
will also won't work with the hub.

Attack Vectors:
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Sending a Syn flood on port 80 inside the LAN will disable hub's
functionality.
PoC:
hping3 --flood -S -p 80 <Philips Hue's hub ip>

Network Access:
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Remote

Severity:
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High

Disclosure Timeline:
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Nov 21, 2017: Initial contact to vendor
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cant they just patch it with a software update and be on their mary way?
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Sending a Syn flood on port 80 inside the LAN will disable hub's
functionality.
Since you need to be on the internal network I don't think this would be an issue. Someone would have to be on your LAN. If the attack vector was through the cloud (WAN) side, it would be a different issue.

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