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CVE-2017-5244 Detail

Current Description

Routes used to stop running Metasploit tasks (either particular ones or all tasks) allowed GET requests. Only POST requests should have been allowed, as the stop/stop_all routes change the state of the service. This could have allowed an attacker to stop currently-running Metasploit tasks by getting an authenticated user to execute JavaScript. As of Metasploit 4.14.0 (Update 2017061301), the routes for stopping tasks only allow POST requests, which validate the presence of a secret token to prevent CSRF attacks.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 3.5 LOW
Vector: AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 1.4
Exploitability Score: 2.1


Attack Vector (AV): Network
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
Privileges Required (PR): Low
User Interaction (UI): Required
Scope (S): Unchanged
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): Low

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 3.5 LOW
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 6.8


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): Single
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/99082 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://community.rapid7.com/community/metasploit/blog/2017/06/15/r7-2017-16-cve-2017-5244-lack-of-csrf-protection-for-stopping-tasks-in-metasploit-pro-express-and-community-editions-fixed Exploit VDB Entry Vendor Advisory
https://www.seekurity.com/blog/general/metasploit-web-project-kill-all-running-tasks-csrf-CVE-2017-5244/ Third Party Advisory

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) (CWE-352)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:rapid7:metasploit:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (including)
4.13.19


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2017-5244
NVD Published Date:
06/15/2017
NVD Last Modified:
07/05/2017