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EMC Networker Format String



This module exploits a format string vulnerability in the lg_sprintf function as implemented in liblocal.dll on EMC Networker products. This module exploits the vulnerability by using a specially crafted RPC call to the program number 0x5F3DD, version 0x02, and procedure 0x06. This module has been tested successfully on EMC Networker 7.6 SP3 on Windows XP SP3 and Windows 2003 SP2 (DEP bypass).


  • Aaron Portnoy
  • Luigi Auriemma <aluigi@autistici.org>
  • juan vazquez <juan.vazquez@metasploit.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/emc/networker_format_string
msf exploit(networker_format_string) > show targets
msf exploit(networker_format_string) > set TARGET < target-id >
msf exploit(networker_format_string) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf exploit(networker_format_string) > exploit

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