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MS17-010 SMB RCE Detection

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MS17-010 SMB RCE Detection



Uses information disclosure to determine if MS17-010 has been patched or not. Specifically, it connects to the IPC$ tree and attempts a transaction on FID 0. If the status returned is "STATUS_INSUFF_SERVER_RESOURCES", the machine does not have the MS17-010 patch. If the machine is missing the MS17-010 patch, the module will check for an existing DoublePulsar (ring 0 shellcode/malware) infection. This module does not require valid SMB credentials in default server configurations. It can log on as the user "\" and connect to IPC$.


  • Sean Dillon <sean.dillon@risksense.com>
  • Luke Jennings


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/smb/smb_ms17_010
msf auxiliary(smb_ms17_010) > show actions
msf auxiliary(smb_ms17_010) > set ACTION < action-name >
msf auxiliary(smb_ms17_010) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf auxiliary(smb_ms17_010) > run 

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