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Cassandra Web File Read Vulnerability

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Cassandra Web File Read Vulnerability



This module exploits an unauthenticated directory traversal vulnerability in Cassandra Web 'Cassandra Web' version 0.5.0 and earlier, allowing arbitrary file read with the web server privileges. This vulnerability occured due to the disabled Rack::Protection module


  • Jeremy Brown
  • krastanoel


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

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