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QNAP QTS and Photo Station Local File Inclusion

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QNAP QTS and Photo Station Local File Inclusion



This module exploits a local file inclusion in QNAP QTS and Photo Station that allows an unauthenticated attacker to download files from the QNAP filesystem. Because the HTTP server runs as root, it is possible to access sensitive files, such as SSH private keys and password hashes. This module has been tested on QTS 4.3.3 (unknown Photo Station version) and QTS 4.3.6 with Photo Station 5.7.9.


  • Henry Huang
  • Redouane NIBOUCHA <rniboucha@yahoo.fr>


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

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