Verizon Wireless is updating its routers with a security patch that can disrupt the ability of customers to access the company’s Fios Internet service.
The update is currently in development for Verizon’s Fias routers and includes a vulnerability that allows malicious actors to gain remote code execution, according to a Verizon press release.
The update was first spotted by security researcher Michael Pachter of the Secure Computing Lab.
In a statement, Verizon said it is “working to implement a fix for this vulnerability” and that customers will receive a notification when it is ready.
Verizon said that the vulnerability was discovered in the latest version of the Fios firmware, which was released in July.
Verizon said that it has updated its firmware with the latest security patches in an effort to address the vulnerability.
Verified customer reports of this vulnerability have been filed with the Federal Trade Commission, Verizon wrote in the release.
Verify customers have reported experiencing problems accessing the Verizon Fios router in the past.
Verizon has previously said that customers are not affected by the vulnerability, and Verizon said in March that it would roll out the firmware fix in the near future.
Verizon is now updating the firmware with patches from the FSC that could address the problem, the release said.
Versecs Fios routers, including the Fias X1 and X1F, were first released in late March.
Verizon previously said the firmware update would be available on July 19.
Verizons Fios and X3F, the first generation of its X4 router, are currently in beta testing and are expected to go on sale in the coming months.
Verizon currently sells Fios X4 routers for $399.99, while X3Fs X4 for $549.99.