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Directory Traversal in Spring Cloud Config Server

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Directory Traversal in Spring Cloud Config Server



This module exploits an unauthenticated directory traversal vulnerability which exists in Spring Cloud Config versions 2.2.x prior to 2.2.3 and 2.1.x prior to 2.1.9, and older unsupported versions. Spring Cloud Config listens by default on port 8888.


  • Fei Lu
  • bfpiaoran <bfpiaoran@qq.com>
  • Dhiraj Mishra


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

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