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Archer C7 Directory Traversal Vulnerability

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Archer C7 Directory Traversal Vulnerability



This module exploits a directory traversal vulnerability in the PATH_INFO found at /login/ on TP-Link Archer C5, C7, and C9 routers of varying versions.


  • Nick Cottrell <ncottrellweb@gmail.com>
  • Anna Graterol <annagraterol95@gmail.com>
  • Mana Mostaani <mana.mostaani@gmail.com>


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/scanner/http/archer_c7_traversal
msf auxiliary(archer_c7_traversal) > show actions
msf auxiliary(archer_c7_traversal) > set ACTION < action-name >
msf auxiliary(archer_c7_traversal) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf auxiliary(archer_c7_traversal) > run 

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