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Oracle MySQL for Microsoft Windows FILE Privilege Abuse



This module takes advantage of a file privilege misconfiguration problem specifically against Windows MySQL servers. This module abuses the FILE privilege to write a payload to Microsoft's All Users Start Up directory which will execute every time a user logs in. The default All Users Start Up directory used by the module is present on Windows 7.


  • sinn3r <sinn3r@metasploit.com>
  • Sean Verity <veritysr1980@gmail.com>




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

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