Pi-hole Web v4.3.2 (aka AdminLTE) allows Remote Code Execution by privileged dashboard users via a crafted DHCP static lease.
Published 2020-05-29 19:15:11
Updated 2022-07-12 17:42:04
Source MITRE
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Vulnerability category: Execute code

Threat overview for CVE-2020-8816

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Top open port discovered on systems with this issue 22
IPs affected by CVE-2020-8816 1
Threat actors abusing to this issue? Yes
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CVE-2020-8816 is in the CISA Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog

CISA vulnerability name:
Pi-Hole AdminLTE Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
CISA required action:
Apply updates per vendor instructions.
CISA description:
Pi-hole Web v4.3.2 (aka AdminLTE) allows Remote Code Execution by privileged dashboard users via a crafted DHCP static lease.
Added on 2021-12-10 Action due date 2022-06-10

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2020-8816

95.47%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 99 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

Metasploit modules for CVE-2020-8816

  • Pi-Hole DHCP MAC OS Command Execution
    Disclosure Date: 2020-03-28
    First seen: 2020-05-28
    exploit/unix/http/pihole_dhcp_mac_exec
    This exploits a command execution in Pi-Hole <= 4.3.2. A new DHCP static lease is added with a MAC address which includes an RCE. Exploitation requires /opt/pihole to be first in the $PATH due to exploitation constraints. DHCP server is not required to be running.

CVSS scores for CVE-2020-8816

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
6.5
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P
8.0
6.4
NIST
9.1
CRITICAL CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H
2.3
6.0
MITRE
7.2
HIGH CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
1.2
5.9
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2020-8816

References for CVE-2020-8816

Products affected by CVE-2020-8816

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