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Nostromo Directory Traversal Remote Command Execution

Disclosed
10/20/2019
Created
10/31/2019

Description

This module exploits a remote command execution vulnerability in Nostromo <= 1.9.6. This issue is caused by a directory traversal in the function `http_verify` in nostromo nhttpd allowing an attacker to achieve remote code execution via a crafted HTTP request.

Author(s)

  • Quentin Kaiser <kaiserquentin@gmail.com>
  • sp0re

Platform

Linux,Unix

Architectures

cmd, x86, x64, mipsbe, mipsle, armle, aarch64

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

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