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WordPress NextGEN Gallery Directory Read Vulnerability

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WordPress NextGEN Gallery Directory Read Vulnerability

Created
05/30/2018

Description

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.

Author(s)

  • Sathish Kumar
  • Roberto Soares Espreto <robertoespreto@gmail.com>

Development

References

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
    ...show and set options...
msf auxiliary(wp_nextgen_galley_file_read) > run 

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