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PHP IRC Bot pbot eval() Remote Code Execution

This module allows remote command execution on the PHP IRC bot pbot by abusing the usage of eval() in the implementation of the .php command. In order to work, the data to connect to the IRC server and channel where find pbot must be provided. The module has been successfully tested on the version of pbot analyzed by Jay Turla, and published on Infosec Institute, running over Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows XP SP3.

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Module Name



  • evilcry
  • Jay Turla
  • bwall
  • juan vazquez <juan.vazquez [at]>



  • pbot


  • unix
  • windows


  • cmd



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