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SonicWall Global Management System XMLRPC set_time_zone Unauth RCE

This module exploits a vulnerability in SonicWall Global Management System Virtual Appliance versions 8.1 (Build 8110.1197) and below. This virtual appliance can be downloaded from and is used 'in a holistic way to manage your entire network security environment.' These vulnerable versions (8.1 Build 8110.1197 and below) do not prevent unauthenticated, external entities from making XML-RPC requests to port 21009 of the virtual app. After the XML-RPC call is made, a shell script is called like so: ' --tz="`command injection here`"' --usentp="blah"'.

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Module Name



  • Michael Flanders
  • kernelsmith



  • SonicWall Global Management System Virtual Appliance


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