PlaySMS < 1.4.3 RCE (CVE-2020-8644)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 169490


The web application running on the remote web server is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


A remote code execution vulnerability exists in PlaySMS due to insufficient input of user supplied input. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to bypass authentication and execute arbitrary commands as the user who owns the PlaySMS process.


Upgrade to PlaySMS 1.4.3 or later

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 169490

File Name: playsms_cve-2020-8644.nbin

Version: 1.13

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 1/4/2023

Updated: 7/17/2023

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-8644


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.4

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:playsms:playsms

Required KB Items: installed_sw/PlaySMS

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Exploited by Nessus: true

Patch Publication Date: 2/5/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/5/2020

CISA Known Exploited Vulnerability Due Dates: 5/3/2022

Exploitable With

Metasploit (PlaySMS index.php Unauthenticated Template Injection Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-8644

CWE: 94