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Netgear DGN2200B pppoe.cgi Remote Command Execution

Some Netgear Routers are vulnerable to an authenticated OS command injection on their web interface. 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. This module overwrites parts of the PPOE configuration, while the module tries to restore it after exploitation configuration backup is recommended.

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Module Name



  • Michael Messner <devnull [at]>
  • juan vazquez <juan.vazquez [at]>



  • CMD
  • Linux mipsbe Payload


  • linux
  • unix


  • cmd
  • mipsbe



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/netgear_dgn2200b_pppoe_exec msf exploit(netgear_dgn2200b_pppoe_exec) > show targets ...targets... msf exploit(netgear_dgn2200b_pppoe_exec) > set TARGET <target-id> msf exploit(netgear_dgn2200b_pppoe_exec) > show options and set options... msf exploit(netgear_dgn2200b_pppoe_exec) > exploit