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Drupal CODER Module Remote Command Execution

This module exploits a Remote Command Execution vulnerability in the Drupal CODER Module. Unauthenticated users can execute arbitrary commands under the context of the web server user. The CODER module doesn't sufficiently validate user inputs in a script file that has the PHP extension. A malicious unauthenticated user can make requests directly to this file to execute arbitrary commands. The module does not need to be enabled for this to be exploited. This module was tested against CODER 2.5 with Drupal 7.5 installed on Ubuntu Server.

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Module Name



  • Nicky Bloor <nick [at]>
  • Mehmet Ince <mehmet [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/webapp/drupal_coder_exec msf exploit(drupal_coder_exec) > show targets ...targets... msf exploit(drupal_coder_exec) > set TARGET <target-id> msf exploit(drupal_coder_exec) > show options and set options... msf exploit(drupal_coder_exec) > exploit