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DHCP Client Command Injection (DynoRoot)

This module exploits the DynoRoot vulnerability, a flaw in how the NetworkManager integration script included in the DHCP client in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7, Fedora 28, and earlier processes DHCP options. A malicious DHCP server, or an attacker on the local network able to spoof DHCP responses, could use this flaw to execute arbitrary commands with root privileges on systems using NetworkManager and configured to obtain network configuration using the DHCP protocol.

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Module Name



  • Felix Wilhelm
  • Kevin Kirsche <d3c3pt10n[AT]>



  • Automatic Target


  • unix


  • cmd



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 exploit/unix/dhcp/rhel_dhcp_client_command_injection msf exploit(rhel_dhcp_client_command_injection) > show targets ...targets... msf exploit(rhel_dhcp_client_command_injection) > set TARGET <target-id> msf exploit(rhel_dhcp_client_command_injection) > show options and set options... msf exploit(rhel_dhcp_client_command_injection) > exploit

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