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Rockwell FactoryTalk View SE SCADA Unauthenticated Remote Code Execution

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Rockwell FactoryTalk View SE SCADA Unauthenticated Remote Code Execution



This module exploits a series of vulnerabilities to achieve unauthenticated remote code execution on the Rockwell FactoryTalk View SE SCADA product as the IIS user. The attack relies on the chaining of five separate vulnerabilities. The first vulnerability is an unauthenticated project copy request, the second is a directory traversal, and the third is a race condition. In order to achieve full remote code execution on all targets, two information leak vulnerabilities are also abused. This exploit was used by the Flashback team (Pedro Ribeiro + Radek Domanski) in Pwn2Own Miami 2020 to win the EWS category.


  • Pedro Ribeiro <pedrib@gmail.com>
  • Radek Domanski <radek.domanski@gmail.com>




x86, x64


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

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