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AlienVault Authenticated SQL Injection Arbitrary File Read

Disclosed
05/09/2014
Created
05/30/2018

Description

AlienVault 4.6.1 and below is susceptible to an authenticated SQL injection attack against newpolicyform.php, using the 'insertinto' parameter. This module exploits the vulnerability to read an arbitrary file from the file system. Any authenticated user is able to exploit this, as administrator privileges are not required.

Author(s)

  • Chris Hebert <chrisdhebert@gmail.com>

Development

References

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

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