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Solaris LPD Arbitrary File Delete

This module uses a vulnerability in the Solaris line printer daemon to delete arbitrary files on an affected system. This can be used to exploit the rpc.walld format string flaw, the missing krb5.conf authentication bypass, or simply delete system files. Tested on Solaris 2.6, 7, 8, 9, and 10.

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