Hopefully we can get a rapid response from Spectrum on this one. There are SO MANY different models impacted that it will likely be difficult to get firmware updates for all of them rolled out, but hopefully it will go faster than the IPv6 fix for the SB6183
I wonder if we can cross-reference the list of approved modems with those that are impacted?
Charter is currently working closely with each of our vendors to determine if their equipment is vulnerable and when we could expect to see a firmware upgrade.
I have confirmed that my modem is vulnerable, so just tell me directly that you will not install the updated software that you were provided by Netgear in May of 2019. Just be honest. Modem is a Netgear CM600 running firmware V1.01.14
According to Netgear, Spectrum supports the oldest firmware on this modem compared to other ISPs. See
Thanks, @James_M !
I know that getting the firmware updates out there is a huge logistics challenge: the number of devices impacted is large, and the number of customers is large, and the number of distribution points is also large: this is a monumental task!
I also imagine that you are not on the "front lines", as it were, handling the communication between the modem vendors and Charter/TWC/Spectrum.
If you can keep us updated, though, if you do hear something that you can share, we would greatly appreciate it!
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As I understood, for this multistep hack, at a second step one of the network resident devices needs to be compromised, which in turn tries to gain the admin access to the modem. So, as Mikeyfromdabloc mentioned above, if you intercept this attempt by firewall rule in the router blocking the modem access from inside the network, that should be very effective.