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Symantec Messaging Gateway 9.5 Log File Download Vulnerability

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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.


  • Ben Williams <ben.williams@ngssecure.com>
  • sinn3r <sinn3r@metasploit.com>


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

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