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Limesurvey Unauthenticated File Download

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Limesurvey Unauthenticated File Download



This module exploits an unauthenticated file download vulnerability in limesurvey between 2.0+ and 2.06+ Build 151014. The file is downloaded as a ZIP and unzipped automatically, thus binary files can be downloaded.


  • Pichaya Morimoto
  • Christian Mehlmauer <FireFart@gmail.com>


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

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