August 21st, 2014

0day in WowWee Rovio Robot

You can’t use it in your plot to take over the world with remote control robots yet, but there’s a new 0day in the WowWee Rovio that will allow remote snooping of the audio/video data that comes from the robot. Other things you can do remotely are get configuration data, update the firmware, and send things to the speaker. It looks like the Rovio is a fancy robotic pseudo-telepresence toy for your dog.

From the advisory text:

Unfortunately, Rovio’s access control mechanisms (username/password) are not
completely utilized across the platform even when enabled. Certain URLs and
RTSP Streaming capabilities of the device are accessible with no
authentication. Furthermore, deployment of the device in the default
configuration attempts to use UPnP to automatically configure your firewall to
allow external access to the mobile webcam platform.





Fun stuff.

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