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Netgear DGN2200B pppoe.cgi Remote Command Execution

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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.


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

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