Netgear has begun pushing out beta versions of firmware updates that will address a critical vulnerability that was disclosed late last week.
The networking vendor also confirmed that many more routers in its Nighthawk line are vulnerable than originally reported. The flaw allows attackers to carry out command injection attacks, and are reportedly trivial to exploit.
“While we are working on the production version of the firmware, we are providing a beta version of this firmware release. This beta firmware has not been fully tested and might not work for all users,” Netgear said an advisory updated today. “NETGEAR is offering this beta firmware release as a temporary solution, but NETGEAR strongly recommends that all users download the production version of the firmware release as soon as it is available.”