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EMC CTA v10.0 Unauthenticated XXE Arbitrary File Read

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EMC CTA v10.0 Unauthenticated XXE Arbitrary File Read



EMC CTA v10.0 is susceptible to an unauthenticated XXE attack that allows an attacker to read arbitrary files from the file system with the permissions of the root user.


  • Brandon Perry <bperry.volatile@gmail.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/gather/emc_cta_xxe
msf auxiliary(emc_cta_xxe) > show actions
msf auxiliary(emc_cta_xxe) > set ACTION < action-name >
msf auxiliary(emc_cta_xxe) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf auxiliary(emc_cta_xxe) > run 

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