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Poison Ivy Server Buffer Overflow

This module exploits a stack buffer overflow in the Poison Ivy 2.2.0 to 2.3.2 C&C server. The exploit does not need to know the password chosen for the bot/server communication.

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Module Name



  • Andrzej Dereszowski
  • Gal Badishi
  • juan vazquez <juan.vazquez [at]>
  • Jos Wetzels



  • Poison Ivy 2.2.0 on Windows XP SP3 / Windows 7 SP1
  • Poison Ivy 2.3.0 on Windows XP SP3 / Windows 7 SP1
  • Poison Ivy 2.3.1, 2.3.2 on Windows XP SP3 / Windows 7 SP1


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