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cgit Directory Traversal



This module exploits a directory traversal vulnerability which exists in cgit < 1.2.1 cgit_clone_objects(), reachable when the configuration flag enable-http-clone is set to 1 (default).


  • Google Project Zero
  • Dhiraj Mishra


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

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