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OS X VMWare Fusion Privilege Escalation via Bash Environment Code Injection (Shellshock)

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OS X VMWare Fusion Privilege Escalation via Bash Environment Code Injection (Shellshock)

Disclosed
09/24/2014
Created
05/30/2018

Description

This module exploits the Shellshock vulnerability, a flaw in how the Bash shell handles external environment variables. This module targets the VMWare Fusion application, allowing an unprivileged local user to get root access.

Author(s)

  • Stephane Chazelas
  • juken
  • joev <joev@metasploit.com>
  • mubix <mubix@hak5.org>

Platform

OSX

Architectures

x64

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

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