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DnaLIMS Directory Traversal



This module exploits a directory traversal vulnerability found in dnaLIMS. Due to the way the viewAppletFsa.cgi script handles the 'secID' parameter, it is possible to read a file outside the www directory.


  • h00die <mike@shorebreaksecurity.com>
  • flakey_biscuit <nicholas@shorebreaksecurity.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/dnalims_file_retrieve
msf auxiliary(dnalims_file_retrieve) > show actions
msf auxiliary(dnalims_file_retrieve) > set ACTION < action-name >
msf auxiliary(dnalims_file_retrieve) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf auxiliary(dnalims_file_retrieve) > run 

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