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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
Linux Looney Tunables GLIBC Local Privilege Escalation Exploit Update A buffer overflow was discovered in the GNU C Library's dynamic loader ld.so while processing the GLIBC_TUNABLES environment variable. This issue could allow a local attacker to use maliciously crafted GLIBC_TUNABLES environment variables when launching binaries with SUID permission to execute code with elevated privileges.

This update contains a minor fix in the exploit time out.

Linux Exploits / Local Impact
Apache Struts 2 File Upload Path Traversal Remote Code Execution Exploit An attacker can manipulate file upload params to enable paths traversal and under some circumstances this can lead to uploading a malicious file which can be used to perform Remote Code Execution. Users are recommended to upgrade to versions Struts 2.5.33 or Struts 6.3.0.2 or greater to fix this issue.

Linux Exploits / OS Command Injection / Known Vulnerabilities Impact
Wordpress Post Smtp Mailer Plugin Authorization Bypass Exploit The POST SMTP Mailer Email log, Delivery Failure Notifications and Best Mail SMTP for WordPress plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to unauthorized access of data and modification of data due to a type juggling issue on the connect-app REST endpoint. This makes it possible for unauthenticated attackers to reset the API key used to authenticate to the mailer and view logs, including password reset emails, allowing site takeover. Windows Exploits / Remote Code Execution Impact
Microsoft WordPad LinkedObject UNC Path Information Disclosure Exploit This exploit leverages an information disclosure vulnerability in Microsoft WordPad. By using a malicious file, unauthorized access can be obtained, allowing for the theft of NTLM hashes. Windows Exploits / Client Side Impact
Oracle WebLogic Server commons-collections Java Library Deserialization Vulnerability Remote Code Execution Exploit Update Oracle WebLogic Server is prone to a remote vulnerability due to deserialization of untrusted inputs, allowing attackers to instantiate arbitrary Java objects leading to remote code execution.



This update avoids a very long attack sequence when first try fails.
Windows, Linux Exploits / Remote Impact
Atlassian Confluence text-inline OGNL Injection Vulnerability Exploit An OGNL injection vulnerability in Atlassian Confluence allows unauthenticated remote attackers to execute OS system commands. Windows, Linux Exploits / Remote Code Execution Impact
Microsoft Windows AFD AfdSendMessage Privilege Escalation Exploit The Ancillary Function Driver (AFD.sys) present in Microsoft Windows is vulnerable to a double-fetch that causes an integer overflow, which can result in out-of-bounds memory write to non-paged pool memory. This module allows a local unprivileged user to execute arbitrary code with SYSTEM privileges by calling to the WSASendMsg function with crafted parameters. Windows Exploits / Local Impact
Wordpress Ultimate Member Plugin Unauthenticated Remote Code Execution Exploit Update The vulnerability allows to an unauthenticated attacker to register as an administrator and take full control of the website. The problem occurs with the plugin registration form. In this form it's possible to change certain values for the account to be registered. This includes the "wp_capabilities" value, which determines the user's role on the website. This update adds a print in the module output window. Windows Exploits / Remote Code Execution Impact
Wordpress Ultimate Member Plugin Unauthenticated Remote Code Execution Exploit The vulnerability allows to an unauthenticated attacker to register as an administrator and take full control of the website. The problem occurs with the plugin registration form. In this form it's possible to change certain values for the account to be registered. This includes the "wp_capabilities" value, which determines the user's role on the website. Windows Exploits / Remote Code Execution Impact
IBM Performance Tools for i QAVCPP Local Privilege Escalation Exploit An improper privilege management vulnerability in IBM Performance Tools for i allows authenticated local attackers with command line access to gain all object access to the host operating system.

The vulnerability can be exploited by abusing the QPFR/QAVCPP program.
IBM i Exploits / Local Impact
Ivanti Secure Access VPN Client Privilege Escalation Exploit The vulnerability is a pointer override that is reached by calling DeviceIoControl within IRP_MJ_DEVICE_CONTROL and called using the IOCTL 0x80002018. Windows Exploits / Local Impact
QSC Q-SYS Core Manager 8.2.1 Directory Traversal TFTP Service running on UDP port 69 allows for retrieval of arbitrary files through a TFTP GET request Exploits / Remote IOT
Netgear R7000 Command Injection NETGEAR R6250 before 1.0.4.6.Beta, R6400 before 1.0.1.18.Beta, R6700 before 1.0.1.14.Beta, R6900, R7000 before 1.0.7.6.Beta, R7100LG before 1.0.0.28.Beta, R7300DST before 1.0.0.46.Beta, R7900 before 1.0.1.8.Beta, R8000 before 1.0.3.26.Beta, D6220, D6400, D7000, and possibly other routers allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters in the path info to cgi-bin/. Exploits / Remote IOT
Aigital Wireless-N Repeater Mini_Router Remote Command Execution Aigital Wireless-N Repeater Mini_Router v0.131229 was discovered to contain a remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability via the sysCmd parameter in the formSysCmd function. This vulnerability is exploited via a crafted HTTP request. Exploits / Remote IOT
Windows System Drive Remapping Local Privilege Escalation Exploit A dll hijacking allows to inject DLLs into some privileged processes that contain an embedded manifest file with the tags level="asInvoker" and uiAccess="true". This allows to an user in administrator group to elevate from Medium to High integrity level Windows Exploits / Local Impact
Unitronics VISION OPLC IDE 9.8.0 File Create Vulnerability This module will create a file on the remote system Exploits / Client Side SCADA
Schneider Electric SpaceLogic C-Bus Home Controller (5200WHC2) OS Command Injection Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in an OS Command ('OS Command Injection') vulnerability exists that could cause remote root exploit when the command is compromised. Affected Products: SpaceLogic C-Bus Home Controller (5200WHC2), formerly known as C-Bus Wiser Homer Controller MK2 (V1.31.460 and prior) Exploits / Remote SCADA
Hitachi Energy Abb CAP and PST 0-Day Remote Arbitrary File Overwrite This module will receive HTTP requests from vulnerable clients and install agents on them. Exploits / Client Side SCADA
Linux Looney Tunables GLIBC Local Privilege Escalation Exploit A buffer overflow was discovered in the GNU C Library's dynamic loader ld.so while processing the GLIBC_TUNABLES environment variable. This issue could allow a local attacker to use maliciously crafted GLIBC_TUNABLES environment variables when launching binaries with SUID permission to execute code with elevated privileges.

Linux Exploits / Local Impact
Windows File History Service FHSVC Elevation of Privilege Exploit Update A vulnerability exists in the file history service, which runs as system, and can be exploited to elevate from ordinary users to system privileges. This update adds the ability for the user to select the folder to write to. Windows Exploits / Local Impact
Zoho ManageEngine ADAudit Plus Unauthenticated Remote Code Execution Exploit Update A java deserialization vulnerability and a blind XXE vulnerability allows unauthenticated remote attackers to execute system commands in Zoho ManageEngine ADAudit Plus.



This update fixes the module attack logic when launched in webapps RPT.
Windows Exploits / OS Command Injection / Known Vulnerabilities Impact
AMD Radeon Graphics Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability Exploit An improper privilege management in the AMD Radeon Graphics driver may allow an authenticated attacker to craft an IOCTL request to gain I/O control over arbitrary hardware ports or physical addresses resulting in a potential arbitrary code execution. Windows Exploits / Local Impact
Oracle WebLogic Server WLS Core Components T3 Remote Code Execution Exploit This module exploits a deserialization vulnerability in Oracle WebLogic Server that allows for remote code execution. An unauthenticated attacker with network access to the Oracle WebLogic Server T3 interface can send a serialized object to execute code on vulnerable hosts. Windows, Linux Exploits / Remote Impact
SysAid on-prem UserEntry accountID Path Traversal Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Exploit A path traversal vulnerability in SysAid on-prem allows unauthenticated remote attackers to upload arbitrary files to the system. This allows the upload of a malicious WAR file to the web server's root directory leading to the execution of OS system commands. Windows Exploits / OS Command Injection / Known Vulnerabilities Impact
Iocomp Instrumentation Remote Code Execution Vulnerability This module will receive HTTP requests from vulnerable clients and install agents on them. Exploits / Client Side SCADA