Core Certified Exploits

Library of expert validated exploits for safe and effective pen tests

Exploit development can be an advanced penetration testing skill that takes time to master. Additionally, when on a job, pen testers often don’t have the resources to create a new exploit. Many resort to searching for and using pre-written exploits that have not been tested and must go through the timely effort of quality assurance testing in order to ensure they are secure and effective.

Core Impact users can save time by finding all the up-to-date exploits they need in one place. We provide a robust library of exploits designed to enable pen testers to safely and efficiently conduct successful penetration tests. Whether written by our own internal team or by a third party like ExCraft, you can trust they have been thoroughly tested and validated by our experts.

The universe of vulnerabilities is huge and not all of them represent the same risk for the customers. Vulnerabilities do not all have the same level of criticality. Some may be easily exploitable by a low-level user, while others may not be exploitable at all. To increase the efficiency of the attacks and the quality of the exploits provided, the Core Impact team has developed selection criteria to prioritize its analysis and implementation. We determine which exploits warrant creation based on the following questions:

  • What are the most critical attacks from the attacker’s perspective?
  • What new vulnerabilities are more likely to be exploited in real attacks?
  • What exploits are the most valuable for Core Impact?

Once an exploit is approved, its priority order considers the following variables: 

  • Vulnerability Properties: CVE, disclosure date, access mechanism and privileges needed. 
  • Target Environment Setup: OS, application prevalence, version and special configurations needed. 
  • Value Provided to Core Impact: Customer request, usage in multiple attacks, allows the installation of an agent, etc. 
  • Technical Cost vs. Benefit: An analysis weighing the resources needed to build an exploit with the internal and external knowledge gained in its creation. 

Each one of these variables has a different weight and provides a ranking of the potential exploits to be developed. Following those criteria, the top of the list would contain, for example, a vulnerability on Windows (most popular OS) that can be exploited remotely, without authentication and that provides super user privileges. 

Correspondingly, a vulnerability on an application that is rarely installed, needs special configurations, and requires User Interaction, would be at the bottom.

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Title Description Date Added CVE Link Exploit Platform Exploit Type Product Name
VideoLAN VLC Buffer Overflow Subtitle Exploit Update 2 VLC is able to handle the subtitles automatically in a very simple way,it just checks the presence of ssa files with the same name of the loaded video and a possible subtitles folder.The functions which handle the MicroDvd, SSA and Vplayer subtitle formats are vulnerable to some stack based buffer-overflow vulnerabilities which can allow an attacker to execute malicious code. This update adds support for Opera and Mozilla Firefox. Windows Exploits / Client Side Impact Professional
SNORT SMB Fragmentation Buffer Overflow Exploit Update This module exploits a stack buffer overflow vulnerability in the Sourcefire Snort DCE/RPC preprocessor. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the Snort process.



This update adds support for Redhat Enterprise Linux 4 and FreeBSD 6.2 on Impact 7.5

Linux, FreeBSD Exploits / Remote Impact Professional
Winamp Ultravox Streaming Buffer Overflow Exploit This module exploits a vulnerability in Winamp Player when parsing the Ultravox Streaming metadata. This module runs a malicious web site on the CORE IMPACT Console and waits for an unsuspecting user to trigger the exploit by connecting to the web site.

Windows Exploits / Client Side Impact Professional
MySQL yaSSL Exploit update This update adds support for Linux, Freebsd and additional MySQL versions. Windows, Linux, FreeBSD Exploits / Remote Impact Professional
SAP MaxDB Remote Command Injection Exploit Update This update adds the CVE number of the vulnerability to the module. Windows Exploits / Remote Impact Professional
Synce Command injection exploit update This update adds the vulnerability name to reports. FreeBSD, Linux Exploits / Remote Impact Professional
Media Player PNG header overflow exploit update This module exploits a stack-based buffer overflow in Microsoft Windows Media Player 9 and 10 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a PNG image with a large chunk size. This update improves the reliability of the exploit. Windows Exploits / Client Side Impact Professional
Microsoft DirectX SAMI MS07-064 Exploit This module exploits a stack-based buffer overflow in the DirectShow Synchronized Accessible Media Interchange (SAMI) parser in quartz.dll of Microsoft DirectX. Windows Exploits / Client Side Impact Professional
SAP MaxDB Remote Command Injection Exploit This module installs an agent using a remote command-injection vulnerability located in the database server. Windows Exploits / Remote Impact Professional
MySQL yaSSL Exploit This module exploits a remote buffer-overflow in MySQL servers using yaSSL. Windows, Linux, FreeBSD Exploits / Remote Impact Professional
SynCE Command Injection exploit This module exploits a command injection error in the function runScripts in vdccm (SynCE daemon), reached through an information message remote request. FreeBSD, Linux Exploits / Remote Impact Professional
VideoLAN VLC buffer overflow subtitle exploit update VLC is able to handle the subtitles automatically in a very simple way, it just checks the presence of ssa files with the same name of the loaded video and a possible subtitles folder. The functions which handle the MicroDvd, SSA and Vplayer subtitle formats are vulnerable to some stack based buffer-overflow vulnerabilities which can allow an attacker to execute malicious code.

Added support for Windows Vista, 2003 and 2000.

Windows Exploits / Client Side Impact Professional
VideoLAN VLC buffer overflow subtitle exploit VLC is able to handle the subtitles automatically in a very simple way, it just checks the presence of ssa files with the same name of the loaded video and a possible subtitles folder. The functions which handle the MicroDvd, SSA and Vplayer subtitle formats are vulnerable to some stack based buffer-overflow vulnerabilities which can allow an attacker to execute malicious code. Windows Exploits / Client Side Impact Professional
Perdition IMAP proxy str_vwrite format string exploit The format string protection mechanism in IMAPD for Perdition Mail Retrieval Proxy 1.17 and earlier allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via an IMAP tag with a null byte followed by a format string specifier, which is not counted by the mechanism. FreeBSD Exploits / Remote Impact Professional
QuickTime RTSP Content-Type exploit Mac Intel update This module runs a server waiting for vulnerable clients to connect to it. When the client connects, it will try to install an agent by exploiting a vulnerability in Apple QuickTime, which allows unauthenticated attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service condition.

This update adds Mac Intel support.
Windows, Mac OS X Exploits / Client Side Impact Professional
ISC DHCP Remote DoS Update This module exploits a vulnerability in ISC DHCP Server. The vulnerability is caused due to the improper handling of DHCP requests within dhcpd in the cons_options() function in options.c. This causes a stack-based buffer corruption by sending a specially crafted DHCP request specifying a maximum message size smaller than 278 bytes.



This update adds support for Linux.

Linux, OpenBSD Denial of Service / Remote Impact Professional
Novell NetWare Client NWFILTER.SYS Local Privilege Escalation Exploit This module exploits a vulnerability in Novell NetWare Client when handling a specially crafted IOCTL. The vulnerability allows local users to overwrite memory and execute arbitrary code via a malformed Interrupt Request Packet (Irp) parameters. Windows Exploits / Local Impact Professional
IBM Lotus Domino LSUB IMAP Server Buffer Overflow Exploit Exploits a stack buffer overflow in the Lotus Domino IMAP Server for windows version 7.0.2FP1 after authentication. Windows Exploits / Remote Impact Professional
Lighttpd FastCGI Exploit This module exploits a header overflow vulnerability in lighttpd when using fast_cgi module in lighttpd before version 1.4.18. Linux Exploits / Remote Impact Professional
Fixes Client-side trojan Excel packing and email parsing -Fixes an error with Excel's filename.

-Includes a minor change in the parser of the From field so that it be more flexible when checking it.
Exploits / Client Side Impact Professional
VLC Media Player Format String exploit linux support update This module tries to attack VLC Media Player by sending a crafted OGG file that triggers a format string and overwrites a subroutine pointer during rendering.

This update adds support for linux.
Windows, Linux Exploits / Client Side Impact Professional
Exploits Update 2 This update fixes errors and improves the reliability of the following exploits:

-Adobe PDF URI Handler Exploit

-QuickTime RTSP URL exploit

-QuickTime RTSP Content-Type exploit
Windows Exploits / Client Side Impact Professional
MSRPC Message Queuing Service MS07-065 Exploit The windows Message Queuing Service is prone to a buffer overflow vulnerability on the rpc interface that could permit the execution of arbitrary remote code.

Windows Exploits / Remote Impact Professional
Lotus Notes 1-2-3 Worksheet file processor exploit This module exploits a vulnerability in the lotus 1-2-3 file processor implemented as a third party component inside the Lotus Notes mail reader. Windows Exploits / Client Side Impact Professional
Windows Animated Cursor Buffer Overflow Exploit Update A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that Windows handles cursor, animated cursor, and icon formats. An attacker could try to exploit the vulnerability by constructing a malicious cursor or icon file that could potentially allow remote code execution if a user visited a malicious Web site or viewed a specially crafted e-mail message (MS07-017). This update adds support for default installs of Windows XP from sp0 to sp2, Windows Vista and Windows 2003 from sp0 to sp2. Windows Exploits / Client Side Impact Professional