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Citrix ADC (NetScaler) Directory Traversal Scanner



This module exploits a directory traversal vulnerability (CVE-2019-19781) within Citrix ADC (NetScaler). It requests the smb.conf file located in the /vpns/cfg directory by issuing the request /vpn/../vpns/cfg/smb.conf. It then checks if the server is vulnerable by looking for the presence of a "[global]" directive in smb.conf, which this file should always contain.


  • Mikhail Klyuchnikov
  • Erik Wynter
  • altonjx


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

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