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Oracle DB Privilege Escalation via Function-Based Index

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Oracle DB Privilege Escalation via Function-Based Index



This module will escalate an Oracle DB user to DBA by creating a function-based index on a table owned by a more-privileged user. Credits to David Litchfield for publishing the technique.


  • David Litchfield
  • Moshe Kaplan


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

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