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Metasploit Wrapup

Your weekly run-down of the modules and improvements that landed in Metasploit Framework.…

Summertime and the Coding Is (Sometimes) Easy: What I Learned During GSoC for Metasploit

My name is Eliott Teissonniere, and I was selected as a Google Summer of Code (GSoC) student for Metasploit this summer! Today, I am excited to tell you more about what we did and what’s next.…

Metasploit Wrapup

Ghost(script) in the shell There has been a lot of buzz the last couple weeks about Google Project Zero's Tavis Ormandy's new Ghostscript -dSAFER bypass, now complete with a Metasploit module. With some valiant work by wvu and taviso himself, the latest way to…

External Metasploit Modules: The Gift that Keeps on Slithering

For HaXmas last December, I wrote about the introduction of Python modules to Metasploit Framework. As our module count keeps on growing, we thought that it would be a good time to update the community on where we are at.…

Metasploit Wrapup

VPN to root The Network Manager VPNC Username Privilege Escalation module by bcoles exploits a privilege escalation attack in the Network Manager VPNC plugin configuration data (CVE-2018-10900) to gain root privileges. Network Manager VPNC versions prior to 1.2.6 are vulnerable and the module…

Metasploit Wrapup

ssh_enumusers Gets An Update wvu integrated the malformed packet technique into the ssh_enumusers module originally written by kenkeiras. This module allows an attacker to guess the user accounts on an OpenSSH server on versions up to 7.7, allowing the module to work…

Metasploit Wrapup

We had a great time meeting everyone at the various Metasploit events at hacker summer camp last week, including two popup capture the flag events with Metasploitable3, the Open Source Security Meetup and selling Metasploit 0xf Anniversary Tour.…

Metasploit Wrapup

Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself Even if you're a pro sleuth who can sniff out a vulnerability on even the most hardened of networks, it's always nice to be have some added validation that your attack is going to be successful. That's why it's…

Metasploit Wrapup

Meterpreter on Axis Everyone loves shells, but Meterpreter sessions are always better. Thanks to William Vu, the axis_srv_parhand_rce module is now capable of giving you a Meterpreter session instead of a regular shell with netcat. DLL Injection for POP/MOV SS Another…

Metasploit Wrapup

CMS Exploitation Made Simple "CMS Made Simple" is an open-source Content Management System. Mustafa Hasen discovered and reported that versions 2.2.5 and 2.2.7 include a vulnerability in file uploads that permit an authenticated attacker to gain execution of arbitrary…

Metasploit Wrapup

Privilege Escalation Linux BPF CVE-2017-16995 is a Linux kernel vulnerability in the way that a Berkeley Packet Filter (BPF) is verified. Multiple sign extension bugs allows memory corruption by unprivileged users, which could be used for a local privilege escalation attack by overwriting a credential…

Open Source Security Meetup (OSSM): Vegas 2018

Want to chat with members of the Metasploit Framework core dev team about open source security in Vegas this year? Come to the fourth annual OSSM (Open Source Security Meetup) August 9.…

Metasploit Wrapup

Committing to some shells in GitList Shelby has been killing it with new exploit and aux modules by the day. In this iteration, she's produced an exploit for GitList 0.6.0 and likely older versions. The software is built on PHP and allows users…

Metasploit Wrapup

New Modules Exploit modules (3 new) Nagios XI Chained Remote Code Execution by Benny Husted, Cale Smith, and Jared Arave, which exploits CVE-2018-8736. Monitor this series of unfortunate events all the way to magical shells. Boxoft WAV to MP3 Converter v1.1 Buffer Overflow by…

Metasploit Wrapup

Moar Power OJ Reeves added two new PowerShell transport functions to Metasploit payloads and made modifications to the PowerShell transport binding functionality. The aptly-named Add-TcpTransport function adds an active TCP transport to the current session and the Add-WebTransport function adds an HTTP/S transport to…