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Samba Symlink Directory Traversal

This module exploits a directory traversal flaw in the Samba CIFS server. To exploit this flaw, a writeable share must be specified. The newly created directory will link to the root filesystem.

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Module Name



  • kcope
  • hdm <x [at]>




Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use auxiliary/admin/smb/samba_symlink_traversal msf auxiliary(samba_symlink_traversal) > show actions ...actions... msf auxiliary(samba_symlink_traversal) > set ACTION <action-name> msf auxiliary(samba_symlink_traversal) > show options and set options... msf auxiliary(samba_symlink_traversal) > run

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