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Supermicro Onboard IPMI Port 49152 Sensitive File Exposure

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Supermicro Onboard IPMI Port 49152 Sensitive File Exposure



This module abuses a file exposure vulnerability accessible through the web interface on port 49152 of Supermicro Onboard IPMI controllers. The vulnerability allows an attacker to obtain detailed device information and download data files containing the clear-text usernames and passwords for the controller. In May of 2014, at least 30,000 unique IPs were exposed to the internet with this vulnerability.


  • Zach Wikholm <kestrel@trylinux.us>
  • John Matherly <jmath@shodan.io>
  • Dan Farmer <zen@fish2.com>
  • hdm <x@hdm.io>


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/smt_ipmi_49152_exposure
msf auxiliary(smt_ipmi_49152_exposure) > show actions
msf auxiliary(smt_ipmi_49152_exposure) > set ACTION < action-name >
msf auxiliary(smt_ipmi_49152_exposure) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf auxiliary(smt_ipmi_49152_exposure) > run 

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