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Symantec Messaging Gateway 9.5 Log File Download Vulnerability

This module will download a file of your choice against Symantec Messaging Gateway. This is possible by exploiting a directory traversal vulnerability when handling the 'logFile' parameter, which will load an arbitrary file as an attachment. Note that authentication is required in order to successfully download your file.

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  • Ben Williams <ben.williams [at]>
  • sinn3r <sinn3r [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/symantec_brightmail_logfile msf auxiliary(symantec_brightmail_logfile) > show actions ...actions... msf auxiliary(symantec_brightmail_logfile) > set ACTION <action-name> msf auxiliary(symantec_brightmail_logfile) > show options and set options... msf auxiliary(symantec_brightmail_logfile) > run