Arbitrary Command Execution in Alcatel-Lucent I-240W-Q

Arbitrary Command Execution in Alcatel-Lucent I-240W-Q

Posted on Dec 19 2013   |  Plain text version


The ONT Alcatel-Lucent I-240W-Q is vulnerable to arbitrary command execution in the administrative web interface.


Model: Alcatel Lucent I-240W-Q
Hardware version: 0068-5C-01
Software version: 3FE53862BOCA53
Publication date: 12/19/2013
Severity: High
Solution: N/A

The vulnerability is located in the administrative web interface under: Maintenance > Diagnostics. The IP Address value for the Ping and Traceroute commands are not properly filtered and therefore allow multiple system commands to be run through the use of the ";" character.

The commands run with root privileges.


POST /GponForm/diag_XForm HTTP/1.1
Connection: keep-alive
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
Content-Length: 81

HTTP/0.9 200 OK


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This MSF exploit was created by Luis Colunga to execute remote reverse TCP MIPS payloads by exploiting a command execution vulnerability found in the ONT Alcatel Lucent I-240W.

Download alcatel_i240w_exec.rb

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