Last updated at Thu, 25 Jan 2024 01:18:02 GMT

C is for cookie

And that’s good enough for Apache CouchDB, apparently. Our very own Jack Heysel added an exploit module based on CVE-2022-24706 targeting CouchDB prior to 3.2.2, leveraging a special default ‘monster’ cookie that allows users to run OS commands.

This fake computer I just made says I’m an Admin

Metasploit’s zeroSteiner added a module to perform Role-based Constrained Delegation (RBCD) on an Active Directory network. If you need someone to vouch for your credentials as an Administrator on a local host and you have a set of specific permissions, this module will allow you to create your own friendly computer object to vouch for you!

Proving your Mettle while watching a fire

FLIR Cameras measure the heat given off by an exothermic reaction, but they also execute Metasploit’s ARM Meterpreter (formerly known as Mettle) payloads as root, thanks to a module by h00die-gr3y, (and a bug discovered by Samy Younsi) that takes advantage of CVE-2022-37061, an unauthenticated command injection vulnerability in FLIR AX8 cameras up to and including 1.46.16.

That OpenSSL Vuln was certainly not greater than or equal to the hype

It was a tense and scary Halloween for many when it shouldn’t have been, thanks to a “cryptic” early announcement of an OpenSSL vulnerability that proved to be a bust. On AttackerKB Rapid7 researchers break down why this was not the vuln you feared, or much of a vuln at all.

New module content (5)

  • FLIR AX8 unauthenticated RCE by Samy Younsi (, Thomas Knudsen (, and h00die-gr3y, which exploits CVE-2022-37061 - This adds an exploit module that targets FLIR AX8 thermal cameras. A command injection vulnerability exists in the id POST parameter to the res.php endpoint, which can be leveraged by an unauthenticated attacker to achieve RCE as the root user.
  • Webmin File Manager RCE by faisalfs10x and jheysel-r7, which exploits CVE-2022-0824 - This adds a module that exploits improper access controls in Webmin File Manager. An authenticated attacker can coerce Webmin into downloading a malicious CGIcgi script from an attacker-controlled http server. After that, the attacker can further use File Manager utilities to set execute permissions on the cgi script, execute it, and achieve RCE as the root user.
  • Apache CouchDB Erlang RCE by 1F98D, Konstantin Burov, Milton Valencia (wetw0rk), _sadshade, and jheysel-r7, which exploits CVE-2022-24706 - A new module has been added to exploit CVE-2022-24706 an RCE within Apache CouchDB prior to 3.2.2 via the Erlang/OTP Distribution protocol, which used a default cookie of "monster" to allow users to connect and run OS commands.
  • Linux Gather ManageEngine Password Manager Pro Password Extractor by Charles Yost, Christophe De La Fuente, Rob Simon, and Travis Kaun - This post module gathers ManageEngine's Password Manager Pro credentials from the local ManageEngine database.
  • #17181 from zeroSteiner - Adds a new auxiliary/admin/ldap/rbcd module which uses LDAP to set the msDS-AllowedToActOnBehalfOfOtherIdentity attribute on the user provided delegate_to datastore option within Active Directory. This technique is used as part of Role Based Constrained Delegation (RBCD) attacks. Example usage: run rhost= username=account_with_write_privileges@demo.local password=p4$$w0rd delegate_to=dc3$ action=WRITE delegate_from=fake_computer. This new module can be used in conjunction with the existing auxiliary/admin/dcerpc/samr_computer module to create the required fake computer account.

Enhancements and features (6)

  • #17155 from h00die - This PR updates version checking for the recent Remote mouse RCE module and updates the docs with a vulnerable version download link.
  • #17184 from adfoster-r7 - Updates the metashell upload/download commands to work for powershell and windows sessions.
  • #17186 from adfoster-r7 - Fixes broken file writes on windows targets when newlines are present within the uploaded file.
  • #17195 from adfoster-r7 - Fixes uploading binary files with identical names to a Windows shell session. Previously this would silently error and not write the new file contents, now the file contents will successfully be written out.
  • #17196 from bcoles - Adds new get_hostname library support for Windows sessions.
  • #17207 from memN0ps - Updates msfvenom and msfconsole to support formatting shellcode as a Rust array. Example usage: msfvenom -p windows/x64/exec cmd='calc.exe' -f rust.

Bugs fixed (3)

  • #17188 from zeroSteiner - Fixes a regression issue that stopped Python Meterpreter working for v3.1-3.3.
  • #17190 from zeroSteiner - This sets the bufptr parameter in multiple netapi32 railgun functions to the PLPVOID data type and consequently fixes a crash in the post/windows/gather/enum_domain_tokens module caused by improper data types being set for the bufptr parameter.
  • #17213 from bwatters-r7 - Fixes a bug that stopped the post/linux/gather/vcenter_secrets_dump module from loading.

Get it

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