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Joomla Account Creation and Privilege Escalation

This module creates an arbitrary account with administrative privileges in Joomla versions 3.4.4 through 3.6.3. If an email server is configured in Joomla, an email will be sent to activate the account (the account is disabled by default).

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Module Name



  • Fabio Pires <fp [at]>
  • Filipe Reis <fr [at]>
  • Vitor Oliveira <vo [at]>




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/joomla_registration_privesc msf auxiliary(joomla_registration_privesc) > show actions ...actions... msf auxiliary(joomla_registration_privesc) > set ACTION <action-name> msf auxiliary(joomla_registration_privesc) > show options and set options... msf auxiliary(joomla_registration_privesc) > run

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