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IBM System Director Agent DLL Injection

This module abuses the "wmicimsv" service on IBM System Director Agent 5.20.3 to accomplish arbitrary DLL injection and execute arbitrary code with SYSTEM privileges. In order to accomplish remote DLL injection it uses a WebDAV service as disclosed by kingcope on December 2012. Because of this, the target host must have the WebClient service (WebDAV Mini-Redirector) enabled. It is enabled and automatically started by default on Windows XP SP3, but disabled by default on Windows 2003 SP2.

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Module Name



  • Bernhard Mueller
  • kingcope
  • juan vazquez <juan.vazquez [at]>



  • IBM System Director Agent 5.20.3 / Windows with WebClient enabled


  • windows



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