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Accellion FTA 'statecode' Cookie Arbitrary File Read

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Accellion FTA 'statecode' Cookie Arbitrary File Read



This module exploits a file disclosure vulnerability in the Accellion File Transfer appliance. This vulnerability is triggered when a user-provided 'statecode' cookie parameter is appended to a file path that is processed as a HTML template. By prepending this cookie with directory traversal sequence and appending a NULL byte, any file readable by the web user can be exposed. The web user has read access to a number of sensitive files, including the system configuration and files uploaded to the appliance by users. This issue was confirmed on version FTA_9_11_200, but may apply to previous versions as well. This issue was fixed in software update FTA_9_11_210.


  • hdm <x@hdm.io>


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

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