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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Cisco RV110W, RV130W, and RV215W Routers Management
Interface Remote Command Execution Vulnerability
21 June 2019
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Cisco RV110W Wireless-N VPN Firewall
Cisco RV130W Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router
Cisco RV215W Wireless-N VPN Router
Publisher: Cisco Systems
Operating System: Network Appliance
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2019-1663
Revision History: June 21 2019: Added latest revision
February 28 2019: Initial Release
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Cisco RV110W, RV130W, and RV215W Routers Management Interface Remote Command
Advisory ID: cisco-sa-20190227-rmi-cmd-ex
First Published: 2019 February 27 16:00 GMT
Last Updated: 2019 June 20 15:41 GMT
Version 1.2: Final
Workarounds: No workarounds availableCisco Bug IDs: CSCvn18638CSCvn18639CSCvn18642
o A vulnerability in the web-based management interface of the Cisco RV110W
Wireless-N VPN Firewall, Cisco RV130W Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router,
and Cisco RV215W Wireless-N VPN Router could allow an unauthenticated,
remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on an affected device.
The vulnerability is due to improper validation of user-supplied data in
the web-based management interface. An attacker could exploit this
vulnerability by sending malicious HTTP requests to a targeted device. A
successful exploit could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code on
the underlying operating system of the affected device as a high-privilege
Cisco has released software updates that address this vulnerability. There
are no workarounds that address this vulnerability.
This advisory is available at the following link:
o Vulnerable Products
This vulnerability affects all releases of the following Cisco products
prior to those listed in Fixed Releases :
RV110W Wireless-N VPN Firewall
RV130W Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router
RV215W Wireless-N VPN Router
The web-based management interface of these devices is available through a
local LAN connection or the remote management feature. By default, the
remote management feature is disabled for these devices.
To determine whether the remote management feature is enabled for a device,
administrators can open the web-based management interface and choose Basic
Settings > Remote Management . If the Enable box is checked, remote
management is enabled for the device.
Determining the Small Business Router Firmware Release
To determine the installed release of the Small Business Router Firmware,
an administrator can log in to the web-based management interface and click
the About link in the upper right corner. A pop-up window will appear
containing information about the currently installed Small Business Router
Products Confirmed Not Vulnerable
Only products listed in the Vulnerable Products section of this advisory
are known to be affected by this vulnerability.
o There are no workarounds that address this vulnerability.
o Cisco has released free software updates that address the vulnerability
described in this advisory. Customers may only install and expect support
for software versions and feature sets for which they have purchased a
license. By installing, downloading, accessing, or otherwise using such
software upgrades, customers agree to follow the terms of the Cisco
Additionally, customers may only download software for which they have a
valid license, procured from Cisco directly, or through a Cisco authorized
reseller or partner. In most cases this will be a maintenance upgrade to
software that was previously purchased. Free security software updates do
not entitle customers to a new software license, additional software
feature sets, or major revision upgrades.
When considering software upgrades, customers are advised to regularly
consult the advisories for Cisco products, which are available from the
Cisco Security Advisories and Alerts page , to determine exposure and a
complete upgrade solution.
In all cases, customers should ensure that the devices to be upgraded
contain sufficient memory and confirm that current hardware and software
configurations will continue to be supported properly by the new release.
If the information is not clear, customers are advised to contact the Cisco
Technical Assistance Center (TAC) or their contracted maintenance
Customers Without Service Contracts
Customers who purchase directly from Cisco but do not hold a Cisco service
contract and customers who make purchases through third-party vendors but
are unsuccessful in obtaining fixed software through their point of sale
should obtain upgrades by contacting the Cisco TAC:
Customers should have the product serial number available and be prepared
to provide the URL of this advisory as evidence of entitlement to a free
Cisco fixed this vulnerability in the following releases:
RV110W Wireless-N VPN Firewall: 22.214.171.124
RV130W Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router: 126.96.36.199
RV215W Wireless-N VPN Router: 188.8.131.52
Customers can download the software from the Software Center on Cisco.com
by clicking Browse All and doing the following:
RV110W and RV215W
1. Choose Routers > Small Business Routers > Small Business RV Series
Routers > RV110W Wireless-N VPN Firewall or RV215W Wireless-N VPN
Router > Wireless Router Firmware .
2. Access releases by using the left pane of the RV110W Wireless-N VPN
Firewall or RV215W Wireless-N VPN Router page.
1. Choose Routers > Small Business Routers > Small Business RV Series
Routers > RV130W Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router > Small Business
Router Firmware .
2. Access releases by using the left pane of the RV130W Wireless-N
Multifunction VPN Router page.
Exploitation and Public Announcements
o Security researchers announced the discovery of this vulnerability, without
any technical details or mention of the affected products, at the GeekPwn
Shanghai conference on October 24-25, 2018.
The Cisco Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) is aware of
ongoing active network scanning potentially targeting the vulnerability
that is described in this advisory.
The Cisco Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) is aware that
exploit code is available for the vulnerability described in this advisory.
o Cisco would like to thank the following security researchers:
Yu Zhang and Haoliang Lu through the GeekPwn conference
T. Shiomitsu of Pen Test Partners LLP
for independently reporting this vulnerability to Cisco.
Cisco Security Vulnerability Policy
o To learn about Cisco security vulnerability disclosure policies and
publications, see the Security Vulnerability Policy . This document also
contains instructions for obtaining fixed software and receiving security
vulnerability information from Cisco.
Action Links for This Advisory
o Snort Rule 49296
| Version | Description | Section | Status | Date |
| | Added a mention | Exploitation | | |
| 1.2 | of exploit code | and Public | Final | 2019-June-20 |
| | availability. | Announcements | | |
| | Added a mention | | | |
| | of ongoing | Exploitation | | |
| 1.1 | network scanning | and Public | Final | 2019-March-27 |
| | activities for | Announcements | | |
| | this | | | |
| | vulnerability. | | | |
| 1.0 | Initial public | - | Final | 2019-February-27 |
| | release. | | | |
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