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ThinVNC Directory Traversal



This module exploits a directory traversal vulnerability in ThinVNC versions 1.0b1 and prior which allows unauthenticated users to retrieve arbitrary files, including the ThinVNC configuration file. This module has been tested successfully on ThinVNC versions 1.0b1 and "ThinVNC_Latest" (2018-12-07).


  • jinxbox
  • WarMarX
  • bcoles <bcoles@gmail.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/thinvnc_traversal
msf auxiliary(thinvnc_traversal) > show actions
msf auxiliary(thinvnc_traversal) > set ACTION < action-name >
msf auxiliary(thinvnc_traversal) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf auxiliary(thinvnc_traversal) > run 

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