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Ubisoft uplay 2.0.3 ActiveX Control Arbitrary Code Execution

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Ubisoft uplay 2.0.3 ActiveX Control Arbitrary Code Execution



The uplay ActiveX component allows an attacker to execute any command line action. User must sign in, unless auto-sign in is enabled and uplay must not already be running. Due to the way the malicious executable is served (WebDAV), the module must be run on port 80, so please make sure you have enough privilege to do that. Ubisoft released patch 2.04 as of Mon 20th July.


  • Tavis Ormandy <taviso@cmpxchg8b.com>
  • Ben Campbell <eat_meatballs@hotmail.co.uk>
  • phillips321 <phillips321@phillips321.co.uk>
  • Richard Hicks <scriptmonkeyblog@gmail.com>




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

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