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WordPress NextGEN Gallery Directory Read Vulnerability

This module exploits an authenticated directory traversal vulnerability in WordPress Plugin "NextGEN Gallery" version 2.1.7, allowing to read arbitrary directories with the web server privileges.

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Module Name



  • Sathish Kumar
  • Roberto Soares Espreto <robertoespreto [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/wp_nextgen_galley_file_read msf auxiliary(wp_nextgen_galley_file_read) > show actions ...actions... msf auxiliary(wp_nextgen_galley_file_read) > set ACTION <action-name> msf auxiliary(wp_nextgen_galley_file_read) > show options and set options... msf auxiliary(wp_nextgen_galley_file_read) > run