NETGEAR R6250 before, R6400 before, R6700 before, R6900, R7000 before, R7100LG before, R7300DST before, R7900 before, R8000 before, D6220, D6400, D7000, and possibly other routers allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters in the path info to cgi-bin/.
Published 2016-12-14 16:59:00
Updated 2017-08-16 01:29:10
Source MITRE
View at NVD,
Vulnerability category: Cross-site request forgery (CSRF)

CVE-2016-6277 is in the CISA Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog

CISA vulnerability name:
NETGEAR Multiple Routers Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
CISA required action:
Apply updates per vendor instructions.
CISA description:
NETGEAR confirmed multiple routers allow unauthenticated web pages to pass form input directly to the command-line interface, permitting remote code execution.
Added on 2022-03-07 Action due date 2022-09-07

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2016-6277

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-2016-6277

  • Netgear R7000 and R6400 cgi-bin Command Injection
    Disclosure Date: 2016-12-06
    First seen: 2020-04-26
    This module exploits an arbitrary command injection vulnerability in Netgear R7000 and R6400 router firmware version and possibly earlier. Authors: - thecarterb - Acew0rm

CVSS scores for CVE-2016-6277

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

CWE ids for CVE-2016-6277

  • The web application does not, or can not, sufficiently verify whether a well-formed, valid, consistent request was intentionally provided by the user who submitted the request.
    Assigned by: (Primary)

References for CVE-2016-6277

Products affected by CVE-2016-6277

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