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Rconfig 3.x Chained Remote Code Execution

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Rconfig 3.x Chained Remote Code Execution



This module exploits multiple vulnerabilities in rConfig version 3.9 in order to execute arbitrary commands. This module takes advantage of a command injection vulnerability in the `path` parameter of the ajax archive file functionality within the rConfig web interface in order to execute the payload. Valid credentials for a user with administrative privileges are required. However, this module can bypass authentication via SQLI. This module has been successfully tested on Rconfig 3.9.3 and 3.9.4. The steps are: 1. SQLi on /commands.inc.php allows us to add an administrative user. 2. An authenticated session is established with the newly added user 3. Command Injection on /lib/ajaxHandlers/ajaxArchiveFiles.php allows us to execute the payload. 4. Remove the added admin user. Tips : once you get a shell, look at the CVE-2019-19585. You will probably get root because rConfig install script add Apache user to sudoers with nopasswd ;-)


  • Jean-Pascal Thomas
  • Orange Cyberdefense







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 exploit/linux/http/rconfig_ajaxarchivefiles_rce
msf exploit(rconfig_ajaxarchivefiles_rce) > show targets
msf exploit(rconfig_ajaxarchivefiles_rce) > set TARGET < target-id >
msf exploit(rconfig_ajaxarchivefiles_rce) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf exploit(rconfig_ajaxarchivefiles_rce) > exploit

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