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vBulletin index.php/ajax/api/reputation/vote nodeid Parameter SQL Injection

This module exploits a SQL injection vulnerability found in vBulletin 5 that has been used in the wild since March 2013. This module uses the sqli to extract the web application's usernames and hashes. With the retrieved information tries to log into the admin control panel in order to deploy the PHP payload. This module has been tested successfully on VBulletin Version 5.0.0 Beta 13 over an Ubuntu Linux distribution.

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Module Name



  • Orestis Kourides
  • juan vazquez <juan.vazquez [at]>



  • vBulletin 5.0.0 Beta 11-28


  • php


  • php



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

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