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Embedthis GoAhead Embedded Web Server Directory Traversal

This module exploits a directory traversal vulnerability in the Embedthis GoAhead Web Server v3.4.1, allowing an attacker to read arbitrary files with the web server privileges.

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  • Matthew Daley
  • Roberto Soares Espreto <robertoespreto [at]>




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