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Ubiquiti airOS Arbitrary File Upload

This module exploits a pre-auth file upload to install a new root user to /etc/passwd and an SSH key to /etc/dropbear/authorized_keys. FYI, /etc/{passwd,dropbear/authorized_keys} will be overwritten. /etc/persistent/rc.poststart will be overwritten if PERSIST_ETC is true. This method is used by the "mf" malware infecting these devices.

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Module Name

exploit/linux/ssh/ubiquiti_airos_file_upload

Authors

  • 93c08539
  • wvu <wvu [at] metasploit.com>

References

Targets

  • Ubiquiti airOS < 5.6.2

Platforms

  • unix

Architectures

  • cmd

Reliability

Development

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