The Metasploit team is excited to announce a new incentive for community exploit contributions: Cash! Running until July 20th, our Exploit Bounty program will pay out $5,000 in cash awards (in the form of American Express gift cards) to any community member that submits an accepted exploit module for an item from our Top 5 or Top 25 exploit lists. This is our way of saying thanks to the open source exploit development community and encouraging folks who may not have written Metasploit modules before to give it a try.

All accepted submissions will be available under the standard Metasploit Framework license (3-clause BSD). Exploit selection is first-come, first-serve; please see the official rules for more information.

Contributors will have a chance to claim a vulnerability from the Top 25 ($100) and Top 5 ($500) lists. Once a vulnerability has been claimed the contributor will be given one week to work on a module. After a week the vulnerability will be open again to the community. Prizes will only be paid out to the first module contributor for a given vulnerability. The process of claiming a vulnerability is an attempt at limiting situations where multiple contributors submit modules for the same vulnerability. To stake a claim, send an email to with the name of the vulnerability from the list below. All claims will be acknowledged, so please wait until receiving the acknowledgement before starting on the exploit. Each contributor can only have one outstanding claim at a time.

If you need help with the Metasploit module format, feel free to drop by our IRC channel (#metasploit on, and take a look at the some of the community documents:

Thanks and have fun!