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SolidWorks Workgroup PDM 2014 pdmwService.exe Arbitrary File Write

This module exploits a remote arbitrary file write vulnerability in SolidWorks Workgroup PDM 2014 SP2 and prior. For targets running Windows Vista or newer the payload is written to the startup folder for all users and executed upon next user logon. For targets before Windows Vista code execution can be achieved by first uploading the payload as an exe file, and then upload another mof file, which schedules WMI to execute the uploaded payload. This module has been tested successfully on SolidWorks Workgroup PDM 2011 SP0 on Windows XP SP3 (EN) and Windows 7 SP1 (EN).

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Module Name



  • Mohamed Shetta <mshetta [at]>
  • Brendan Coles <bcoles [at]>



  • Automatic
  • SolidWorks Workgroup PDM <= 2014 SP2 (Windows XP SP0-SP3)
  • SolidWorks Workgroup PDM <= 2014 SP2 (Windows Vista onwards)


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