Watchguard Rapidstream ifconfig Command access control

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in Watchguard Rapidstream (version unknown). Affected is an unknown function of the component ifconfig Command. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a access control vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-264. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

WatchGuard RapidStream appliances allow local users to gain privileges and execute arbitrary commands via a crafted ifconfig command, aka ESCALATEPLOWMAN.

The weakness was published 08/24/2016 by Shadow with Shadow Brokers (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2016-7089 since 08/24/2016. The exploitability is told to be easy. Local access is required to approach this attack. The successful exploitation requires a authentication. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available. This vulnerability is assigned to T1068 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

The exploit is shared for download at It is declared as proof-of-concept.

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 vulnerability database at Exploit-DB (40270).





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Class: Access control
CWE: CWE-264
ATT&CK: T1068

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
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Advisory: 138393
Researcher: Shadow
Organization: Shadow Brokers
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2016-7089 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 92638 - WatchGuard Rapidstream CVE-2016-7089 Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

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Created: 08/25/2016 09:16 AM
Updated: 09/14/2022 09:51 AM
Changes: 08/25/2016 09:16 AM (47), 04/02/2019 06:33 PM (17), 09/14/2022 09:51 AM (3)
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