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vBulletin Password Collector via nodeid SQL Injection

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vBulletin Password Collector via nodeid SQL Injection



This module exploits a SQL injection vulnerability found in vBulletin 5 that has been used in the wild since March 2013. This module can be used to extract the web application's usernames and hashes, which could be used to authenticate into the vBulletin admin control panel.


  • Orestis Kourides
  • sinn3r <sinn3r@metasploit.com>
  • juan vazquez <juan.vazquez@metasploit.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/vbulletin_vote_sqli
msf auxiliary(vbulletin_vote_sqli) > show actions
msf auxiliary(vbulletin_vote_sqli) > set ACTION < action-name >
msf auxiliary(vbulletin_vote_sqli) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf auxiliary(vbulletin_vote_sqli) > run 

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