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Ektron 8.02 XSLT Transform Remote Code Execution

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Ektron 8.02 XSLT Transform Remote Code Execution



This module exploits a vulnerability in Ektron CMS 8.02 (before SP5). The vulnerability exists due to the insecure usage of XslCompiledTransform, using a XSLT controlled by the user. The module has been tested successfully on Ektron CMS 8.02 over Windows 2003 SP2, which allows to execute arbitrary code with NETWORK SERVICE privileges.


  • Rich Lundeen
  • juan vazquez <juan.vazquez@metasploit.com>
  • Nicolas "Nicob" Gregoire




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

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