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Cogent DataHub Command Injection



This module exploits an injection vulnerability in Cogent DataHub prior to 7.3.5. The vulnerability exists in the GetPermissions.asp page, which makes insecure use of the datahub_command function with user controlled data, allowing execution of arbitrary datahub commands and scripts. This module has been tested successfully with Cogent DataHub 7.3.4 on Windows 7 SP1. Please also note that after exploitation, the remote service will most likely hang and restart manually.


  • John Leitch
  • 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/http/cogent_datahub_command
msf exploit(cogent_datahub_command) > show targets
msf exploit(cogent_datahub_command) > set TARGET < target-id >
msf exploit(cogent_datahub_command) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf exploit(cogent_datahub_command) > exploit

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