MikroTik RouterOS Winbox Unauthenticated Arbitrary File Read/Write Vulnerability

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 117335


The remote networking device is affected by an unauthenticated
arbitrary file read/write vulnerability.


The remote networking device is running a version of MikroTik
RouterOS vulnerable to an unauthenticated arbitrary file read and
write vulnerability. An unauthenticated attacker could leverage this
vulnerability to read or write protected files on the affected host.
Nessus was able to exploit this vulnerability to retrieve the device
credential store.


Upgrade to MikroTik RouterOS 6.40.8 / 6.42.1 / 6.43rc4 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 117335

File Name: mikrotik_cve_2018-14847.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 2018/09/06

Modified: 2018/10/10

Dependencies: 59731

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS Score Source: manual

CVSS Score Rationale: Vulnerability allows reads and writes to the file system

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:mikrotik:routeros

Patch Publication Date: 2018/04/23

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/04/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-14847