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qdPM 9.1 Authenticated Arbitrary PHP File Upload (RCE)

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qdPM 9.1 Authenticated Arbitrary PHP File Upload (RCE)



A remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability exists in qdPM 9.1 and earlier. An attacker can upload a malicious PHP code file via the profile photo functionality, by leveraging a path traversal vulnerability in the users['photop_preview'] delete photo feature, allowing bypass of .htaccess protection. NOTE: this issue exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2015-3884.


  • Rishal Dwivedi (Loginsoft)
  • Leon Trappett (thepcn3rd)
  • Giacomo Casoni




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

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