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Progress Flowmon Local sudo privilege escalation

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Progress Flowmon Local sudo privilege escalation



This module abuses a feature of the sudo command on Progress Flowmon. Certain binary files are allowed to automatically elevate with the sudo command. This is based off of the file name. This includes executing a PHP command with a specific file name. If the file is overwritten with PHP code it can be used to elevate privileges to root. Progress Flowmon up to at least version 12.3.5 is vulnerable.


  • Dave Yesland with Rhino Security Labs




x86, x64


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/local/progress_flowmon_sudo_privesc_2024
msf exploit(progress_flowmon_sudo_privesc_2024) > show targets
msf exploit(progress_flowmon_sudo_privesc_2024) > set TARGET < target-id >
msf exploit(progress_flowmon_sudo_privesc_2024) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf exploit(progress_flowmon_sudo_privesc_2024) > exploit

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