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Apache ActiveMQ Directory Traversal



This module exploits a directory traversal vulnerability in Apache ActiveMQ 5.3.1 and 5.3.2 on Windows systems. The vulnerability exists in the Jetty's ResourceHandler installed with the affected versions. This module has been tested successfully on ActiveMQ 5.3.1 and 5.3.2 over Windows 2003 SP2.


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

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