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Rosewill RXS-3211 IP Camera Password Retriever

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Rosewill RXS-3211 IP Camera Password Retriever



This module takes advantage of a protocol design issue with the Rosewill admin executable in order to retrieve passwords, allowing remote attackers to take administrative control over the device. Other similar IP Cameras such as Edimax, Hawking, Zonet, etc, are also believed to have the same flaw, but not fully tested. The protocol design issue also allows attackers to reset passwords on the device.


  • Ben Schmidt


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/misc/rosewill_rxs3211_passwords
msf auxiliary(rosewill_rxs3211_passwords) > show actions
msf auxiliary(rosewill_rxs3211_passwords) > set ACTION < action-name >
msf auxiliary(rosewill_rxs3211_passwords) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf auxiliary(rosewill_rxs3211_passwords) > run 

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