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ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus Path Traversal

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ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus Path Traversal



This module exploits an unauthenticated path traversal vulnerability found in ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus build 9110 and lower. The module will retrieve any file on the filesystem with the same privileges as Support Center Plus is running. On Windows, files can be retrieved with SYSTEM privileges. The issue has been resolved in ServiceDesk Plus build 91111 (issue SD-60283).


  • xistence <xistence@0x90.nl>


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

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