MikroTik RouterOS through 6.42 allows unauthenticated remote attackers to read arbitrary files and remote authenticated attackers to write arbitrary files due to a directory traversal vulnerability in the WinBox interface.
Published 2018-08-02 07:29:00
Updated 2019-03-07 14:12:54
Source MITRE
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Directory traversal

CVE-2018-14847 is in the CISA Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog

CISA vulnerability name:
MikroTik Router OS Directory Traversal Vulnerability
CISA required action:
Apply updates per vendor instructions.
CISA description:
MikroTik RouterOS through 6.42 allows unauthenticated remote attackers to read arbitrary files and remote authenticated attackers to write arbitrary files due to a directory traversal vulnerability in the WinBox interface.
Added on 2021-12-01 Action due date 2022-06-01

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2018-14847

97.46%
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-2018-14847

  • Mikrotik Winbox Arbitrary File Read
    Disclosure Date: 2018-08-02
    First seen: 2020-11-05
    auxiliary/gather/mikrotik_winbox_fileread
    MikroTik RouterOS (bugfix) 6.30.1-6.40.7, (current) 6.29-6.42, (RC) 6.29rc1-6.43rc3 allows unauthenticated remote attackers to read arbitrary files through a directory traversal through the WinBox interface (typically port 8291). Authors: - mosajjal - h00die

CVSS scores for CVE-2018-14847

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
6.4
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N
10.0
4.9
NIST
9.1
CRITICAL CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:N
3.9
5.2
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2018-14847

  • The product uses external input to construct a pathname that is intended to identify a file or directory that is located underneath a restricted parent directory, but the product does not properly neutralize special elements within the pathname that can cause the pathname to resolve to a location that is outside of the restricted directory.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2018-14847

Products affected by CVE-2018-14847

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