httpd.c in httpd in the management GUI in DD-WRT 24 sp1, and other versions before build 12533, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters in a request to a cgi-bin/ URI.
Published 2009-08-14 15:16:28
Updated 2017-09-19 01:29:18
Source MITRE
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Vulnerability category: Input validation

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2009-2765

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 100 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

Metasploit modules for CVE-2009-2765

  • DD-WRT HTTP Daemon Arbitrary Command Execution
    Disclosure Date: 2009-07-20
    First seen: 2020-04-26
    This module abuses a metacharacter injection vulnerability in the HTTP management server of wireless gateways running DD-WRT. This flaw allows an unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary commands as the root user account. Authors: - gat3way - hdm <x

CVSS scores for CVE-2009-2765

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen

CWE ids for CVE-2009-2765

  • The product receives input or data, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly.
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Products affected by CVE-2009-2765

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