PRTG Network Monitor


  • Network monitor software, prevalent in internal networks

  • Typical ports: 80, 443, 8080

  • Default credentials: prtgadmin:prtgadmin

PRTG Network Monitor Authenticated RCE [CVE-2018-9276]

  • Affected versions: versions prior to 18.2.39

  • Description: When creating a new notification, the Parameter field is passed directly into a PowerShell script without any type of input sanitization

  • Steps to reproduce:

    1. LoginSetupAccount Settings menuNotificationsAdd new notification

    2. Give the notification a name

    3. Scroll down and tick the box next to EXECUTE PROGRAM

    4. Under Program File, select Demo exe notification - outfile.ps1 from the drop-down.

    5. In the parameter field, enter a command.

    6. Example - add a new local admin user:

    7. test.txt;net user prtgadm1 Pwn3d_by_PRTG! /add;net localgroup administrators prtgadm1 /add

    8. After clicking Save, we will be redirected to the Notifications page and see our new notification named pwn in the list.

    9. Click on Test or Run to xecute the notification and run the command

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