Use of hard-coded credentials in MyLittleAdmin

Published: 2020-05-25 | Updated: 2020-07-28
Risk High
Patch available NO
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-13166
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
Vulnerable software
Server applications / Remote management servers, RDP, SSH

Vendor myLittleTools

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.

1) Use of hard-coded credentials

EUVDB-ID: #VU28219

Risk: High


CVE-ID: CVE-2020-13166

CWE-ID: CWE-798 - Use of Hard-coded Credentials

Exploit availability: Yes


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to gain full access to vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists due to presence of hard-coded "machineKey" in web.config. A remote unauthenticated attacker can serialize objects that will be parsed by the ASP code used by the server as if it were MyLittleAdmin’s serialized object and execute arbitrary code on the remote server.

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


Cybersecurity Help is currently unaware of any official solution to address this vulnerability.

Vulnerable software versions

MyLittleAdmin: 3.8 r0071

CPE2.3 External links

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