Published:2013/11/22  Last Updated:2013/11/22

D-Link DES-3800 Series vulnerable to denial-of-service (DoS)


DES-3800 Series provided by D-Link Japan contains a denial-of-service (DoS) vulnerability.

Note that this vulnerability is different from JVN#28812735.

Products Affected

  • DES-3800 Series firmware versions prior to R4.50B58


DES-3800 Series provided by D-Link Japan contains a denial-of-service (DoS) vulnerability due to an issue in the implementation of SSH.


A user who can login using SSH may cause the product to stop responding.


Update the Firmware
Update to the latest version of firmware according to the information provided by the developer.
Note that the developer is no longer selling the DES-3800 Series.


JPCERT/CC Addendum

Vulnerability Analysis by JPCERT/CC

Analyzed on 2013.11.22

Measures Conditions Severity
Access Required can be attacked over the Internet using packets
  • High
Authentication login caused to be created by an administrator
  • Low-Mid
User Interaction Required the vulnerability can be exploited without an honest user taking any action
  • High
Exploit Complexity some expertise and/or luck required (most buffer overflows, guessing correctly in small space, expertise in Windows function calls)
  • Mid-High

Description of each analysis measures


Hisashi Kojima, Masahiro Nakada of Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. reported this vulnerability to IPA.
JPCERT/CC coordinated with the developer under Information Security Early Warning Partnership.

Other Information

JPCERT Reports
CERT Advisory
CPNI Advisory
CVE CVE-2013-5997
JVN iPedia JVNDB-2013-000109