Cisco Linksys Router E1500/E2500 apply.cgi submit_button authentication spoofing

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in Cisco Linksys Router E1500/E2500 (Router Operating System). Affected is some unknown processing of the file apply.cgi. The manipulation of the argument submit_button with an unknown input leads to a weak authentication vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-290. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, and integrity.

The bug was discovered 10/19/2012. The weakness was presented 02/05/2013 by Michael Messner (m1k3) with s3cur1ty as m1adv2013-004 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is shared for download at The public release happened without coordination with the vendor. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2013-2678 since 03/22/2013. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. Technical details and a public exploit are known.

A public exploit has been developed by m-1-k-3 and been published immediately after the advisory. It is declared as proof-of-concept. The exploit is shared for download at The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 109 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 57760) and X-Force (84072). See 7609, 7610, 7611 and 7695 for similar entries.





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Class: Weak authentication
CWE: CWE-290
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
Author: m-1-k-3
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10/19/2012 🔍
10/21/2012 +2 days 🔍
02/05/2013 +107 days 🔍
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03/22/2013 +39 days 🔍
05/04/2021 +2965 days 🔍



Advisory: m1adv2013-004
Researcher: Michael Messner (m1k3)
Organization: s3cur1ty
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2013-2678 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 57760 - Cisco Linksys E1500/E2500 Router Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
X-Force: 84072
OSVDB: 89913

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Created: 02/11/2013 11:32 AM
Updated: 05/04/2021 02:45 PM
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Committer: olku


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