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vBulletin Administrator Account Creation

This module abuses the "install/upgrade.php" component on vBulletin 4.1+ and 4.5+ to create a new administrator account, as exploited in the wild on October 2013. This module has been tested successfully on vBulletin 4.1.5 and 4.1.0.

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Module Name



  • Unknown
  • juan vazquez <juan.vazquez [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/vbulletin_upgrade_admin msf auxiliary(vbulletin_upgrade_admin) > show actions ...actions... msf auxiliary(vbulletin_upgrade_admin) > set ACTION <action-name> msf auxiliary(vbulletin_upgrade_admin) > show options and set options... msf auxiliary(vbulletin_upgrade_admin) > run