Vulnerability & Exploit Database

Back to search

blueimp's jQuery (Arbitrary) File Upload

This module exploits an arbitrary file upload in the sample PHP upload handler for blueimp's jQuery File Upload widget in versions <= 9.22.0. Due to a default configuration in Apache 2.3.9+, the widget's .htaccess file may be disabled, enabling exploitation of this vulnerability. This vulnerability has been exploited in the wild since at least 2015 and was publicly disclosed to the vendor in 2018. It has been present since the .htaccess change in Apache 2.3.9. This module provides a generic exploit against the jQuery widget.

Free Metasploit Download

Get your copy of the world's leading penetration testing tool

 Download Now

Module Name



  • Claudio Viviani
  • Larry W. Cashdollar
  • wvu <wvu [at]>



  • PHP Dropper
  • Linux Dropper


  • php
  • linux


  • php
  • x86
  • x64
  • php
  • x86, x64



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/webapp/jquery_file_upload msf exploit(jquery_file_upload) > show targets ...targets... msf exploit(jquery_file_upload) > set TARGET <target-id> msf exploit(jquery_file_upload) > show options and set options... msf exploit(jquery_file_upload) > exploit