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Quest KACE Systems Management Command Injection

This module exploits a command injection vulnerability in Quest KACE Systems Management Appliance version 8.0.318 (and possibly prior). The `download_agent_installer.php` file allows unauthenticated users to execute arbitrary commands as the web server user `www`. A valid Organization ID is required. The default value is `1`. A valid Windows agent version number must also be provided. If file sharing is enabled, the agent versions are available within the `\kace.local\client\agent_provisioning\windows_platform` Samba share. Additionally, various agent versions are listed on the KACE website. This module has been tested successfully on Quest KACE Systems Management Appliance K1000 version 8.0 (Build 8.0.318).

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Module Name



  • Leandro Barragan
  • Guido Leo
  • bcoles <bcoles [at]>



  • Automatic


  • unix


  • 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/unix/http/quest_kace_systems_management_rce msf exploit(quest_kace_systems_management_rce) > show targets ...targets... msf exploit(quest_kace_systems_management_rce) > set TARGET <target-id> msf exploit(quest_kace_systems_management_rce) > show options and set options... msf exploit(quest_kace_systems_management_rce) > exploit