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Group Policy Script Execution From Shared Resource

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Group Policy Script Execution From Shared Resource



This is a general-purpose module for exploiting systems with Windows Group Policy configured to load VBS startup/logon scripts from remote locations. This module runs a SMB shared resource that will provide a payload through a VBS file. Startup scripts will be executed with SYSTEM privileges, while logon scripts will be executed with the user privileges. Have into account which the attacker still needs to redirect the target traffic to the fake SMB share to exploit it successfully. Please note in some cases, it will take 5 to 10 minutes to receive a session.


  • Sam Bertram <sbertram@gdssecurity.com>
  • juan vazquez <juan.vazquez@metasploit.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/smb/group_policy_startup
msf exploit(group_policy_startup) > show targets
msf exploit(group_policy_startup) > set TARGET < target-id >
msf exploit(group_policy_startup) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf exploit(group_policy_startup) > exploit

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