OS Command Injection in Rapid7 Metasploit Framework

Published: 2020-04-24
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-7350
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
Vulnerable software
Client/Desktop applications / Other client software

Vendor Rapid7

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.

1) OS Command Injection

EUVDB-ID: #VU27308

Risk: High


CVE-ID: CVE-2020-7350

CWE-ID: CWE-78 - Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in an OS Command ('OS Command Injection')

Exploit availability: Yes


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary shell commands on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to the libnotify plugin accepts untrusted user-supplied data via a remote computer's hostname or service name on the operator's terminal. A remote unauthenticated attacker can use a specially-crafted hostname or service name and execute arbitrary OS commands on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.


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Vulnerable software versions

Metasploit: 4.2.0 - 5.0.84

CPE2.3 External links


Q & A

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