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NETGEAR Administrator Password Disclosure



This module will collect the password for the `admin` user. The exploit will not complete if password recovery is set on the router. The password is received by passing the token generated from `unauth.cgi` to `passwordrecovered.cgi`. This exploit works on many different NETGEAR products. The full list of affected products is available in the 'References' section.


  • Simon Kenin
  • thecarterb


Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use auxiliary/gather/netgear_password_disclosure
msf auxiliary(netgear_password_disclosure) > show actions
msf auxiliary(netgear_password_disclosure) > set ACTION < action-name >
msf auxiliary(netgear_password_disclosure) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf auxiliary(netgear_password_disclosure) > run 

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