Multiple Allied Telesis products vulnerable to buffer overflow


AR Router Series and Alliedware switches provided by Allied Telesis Group contain a buffer overflow vulnerability (CWE-788) due to a flaw when processing a POST method.
CVSS Severity (What is CVSS?)

CVSS V2 Severity:
Base Metrics 10.0 (High) [IPA Score]
  • Access Vector: Network
  • Access Complexity: Low
  • Authentication: None
  • Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  • Integrity Impact: Complete
  • Availability Impact: Complete
Affected Products

The following products with the firmware version 2.9.1-20 and earlier are affected.

Allied Telesis
  • AR440S
  • AR441S
  • AR442S
  • AR745
  • AR750S
  • AR750S-DP
  • AT-8624POE
  • AT-8624T/2M
  • AT-8648T/2SP
  • AT-8848
  • AT-9924T
  • CentreCOM 8700SL Series
  • CentreCOM 8700XL Series (End of Support)
  • CentreCOM 8724SL v2
  • CentreCOM 8948XL Series
  • CentreCOM 9812T Series (End of Support)
  • CentreCOM 9816GB Series (End of Support)
  • CentreCOM 9924SP (End of Support)
  • CentreCOM 9924T/4SP Series (End of Support)
  • CentreCOM 9924Ts Series (End of Support)
  • CentreCOM AR300 v2 (End of Support)
  • CentreCOM AR300L v2 (End of Support)
  • CentreCOM AR320 (End of Support)
  • CentreCOM AR410(S) v2 (End of Support)
  • CentreCOM AR415S
  • CentreCOM AR450S (End of Support)
  • CentreCOM AR550S
  • CentreCOM AR560S
  • CentreCOM AR570S
  • CentreCOM AR720(S) (End of Support)
  • CentreCOM AR740(S) (End of Support)
  • Rapier 48i
  • SwitchBlade4000


Arbitrary code may be executed when processing a specially crafted HTTP request.

[Update the Firmware]
Update to the latest version according to the information provided by the developer.

[Apply a workaround]
The following workaround may mitigate the affects of this vulnerability.

* Disable HTTP services (use the command "DISABLE HTTP SERVER")
* Restrict HTTP access
Vendor Information

Allied Telesis
CWE (What is CWE?)

  1. Buffer Errors(CWE-119) [IPA Evaluation]
CVE (What is CVE?)

  1. CVE-2014-7249

  1. JVN : JVN#22440986
  2. National Vulnerability Database (NVD) : CVE-2014-7249
  3. IPA SECURITY ALERTS : Security Alert for Multiple Allied Telesis products vulnerable to buffer overflow (JVN#22440986) (in Japanese)
Revision History

  • [2014/12/18]
      Web page was published
      References : Content was added
      Affected Products : Products were added