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Joomla com_contenthistory Error-Based SQL Injection

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Joomla com_contenthistory Error-Based SQL Injection



This module exploits a SQL injection vulnerability in Joomla versions 3.2 through 3.4.4 in order to either enumerate usernames and password hashes.


  • Asaf Orpani
  • bperry
  • Nixawk


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

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