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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.


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

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