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HP Data Protector Encrypted Communication Remote Command Execution

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HP Data Protector Encrypted Communication Remote Command Execution



This module exploits a well known remote code execution exploit after establishing encrypted control communications with a Data Protector agent. This allows exploitation of Data Protector agents that have been configured to only use encrypted control communications. This exploit works by executing the payload with Microsoft PowerShell so will only work against Windows Vista or newer. Tested against Data Protector 9.0 installed on Windows Server 2008 R2.


  • Jon Barg
  • Ian Lovering




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

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