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SonicWALL SSL-VPN Format String Vulnerability

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SonicWALL SSL-VPN Format String Vulnerability



There is a format string vulnerability within the SonicWALL SSL-VPN Appliance - 200, 2000 and 4000 series. Arbitrary memory can be read or written to, depending on the format string used. There appears to be a length limit of 127 characters of format string data. With physical access to the device and debugging, this module may be able to be used to execute arbitrary code remotely.


  • aushack <patrick@osisecurity.com.au>


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

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