Cisco Linksys E1500/E2500 apply.cgi cross-site request forgery

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A vulnerability was found in Cisco Linksys E1500/E2500 and classified as critical. Affected by this issue is an unknown functionality of the file apply.cgi. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a cross site request forgery vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-352. Impacted is confidentiality, and integrity. An attacker might be able force legitimate users to initiate unwanted actions within the web application.

The bug was discovered 10/19/2012. The weakness was published 02/05/2013 by Michael Messner (m1k3) with s3cur1ty as m1adv2013-004 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is available at The vendor was not involved in the coordination of the public release. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2013-2678 since 03/22/2013. The attack may be launched remotely. The successful exploitation needs a simple authentication. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. Technical details as well as 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 available 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), X-Force (84072) and Secunia (SA52985). is providing further details. Similar entries are available at 7439, 7608, 7609 and 7611.




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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.7
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.3

VulDB Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Temp Score: 6.9
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Class: Cross site request forgery
CWE: CWE-352
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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Advisory: m1adv2013-004
Researcher: Michael Messner (m1k3)
Organization: s3cur1ty
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2013-2678 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 57760
Secunia: 52985 - Linksys EA2700 Multiple Vulnerabilities, Less Critical
X-Force: 84072
OSVDB: 89915

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Created: 02/11/2013 11:58 AM
Updated: 05/04/2021 02:54 PM
Changes: (18) vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_av vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_ac vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_pr vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_ui vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_s vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_c vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_i vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_a vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_av vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ac vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_au vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ci vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ii vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ai vulnerability_cvss3_meta_basescore vulnerability_cvss3_meta_tempscore vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_basescore vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_basescore
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Committer: olku


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