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Allegro Software RomPager 'Misfortune Cookie' (CVE-2014-9222) Authentication Bypass

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Allegro Software RomPager 'Misfortune Cookie' (CVE-2014-9222) Authentication Bypass



This module exploits HTTP servers that appear to be vulnerable to the 'Misfortune Cookie' vulnerability which affects Allegro Software Rompager versions before 4.34 and can allow attackers to authenticate to the HTTP service as an administrator without providing valid credentials.


  • Jon Hart <jon_hart@rapid7.com>
  • Jan Trencansky <jan.trencansky@gmail.com>
  • Lior Oppenheim


Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use auxiliary/admin/http/allegro_rompager_auth_bypass
msf auxiliary(allegro_rompager_auth_bypass) > show actions
msf auxiliary(allegro_rompager_auth_bypass) > set ACTION < action-name >
msf auxiliary(allegro_rompager_auth_bypass) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf auxiliary(allegro_rompager_auth_bypass) > run 

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