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Linksys WRT160nv2 apply.cgi Remote Command Injection

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Linksys WRT160nv2 apply.cgi Remote Command Injection



Some Linksys Routers are vulnerable to an authenticated OS command injection on their web interface where default credentials 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. This module has been tested on a Linksys WRT160n version 2 - firmware version v2.0.03. A ping command against a controlled system could be used for testing purposes. The exploit uses the tftp client from the device to stage to native payloads from the command injection.


  • Michael Messner <devnull@s3cur1ty.de>
  • juan vazquez <juan.vazquez@metasploit.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 exploit/linux/http/linksys_wrt160nv2_apply_exec
msf exploit(linksys_wrt160nv2_apply_exec) > show targets
msf exploit(linksys_wrt160nv2_apply_exec) > set TARGET < target-id >
msf exploit(linksys_wrt160nv2_apply_exec) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf exploit(linksys_wrt160nv2_apply_exec) > exploit

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