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Linksys E1500/E2500 apply.cgi Remote Command Injection

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Linksys E1500/E2500 apply.cgi Remote Command Injection

Disclosed
02/05/2013
Created
05/30/2018

Description

Some Linksys Routers are vulnerable to an authenticated OS command injection. Default credentials for the web interface are admin/admin or admin/password. Since it is a blind os command injection vulnerability, there is no output for the executed command when using the cmd generic payload. A ping command against a controlled system could be used for testing purposes.

Author(s)

  • Michael Messner <devnull@s3cur1ty.de>
  • juan vazquez <juan.vazquez@metasploit.com>

Platform

Linux,Unix

Development

References

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 exploit/linux/http/linksys_e1500_apply_exec
msf exploit(linksys_e1500_apply_exec) > show targets
    ...targets...
msf exploit(linksys_e1500_apply_exec) > set TARGET < target-id >
msf exploit(linksys_e1500_apply_exec) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf exploit(linksys_e1500_apply_exec) > exploit

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