Proof on Concept Exploit for CVE-2021-38647 (OMIGOD)

For background information and context, read the our blog post detailing this vulnerability:


CVE-2021-38647 is an unauthenticated RCE vulnerability effecting the OMI agent as root.

OMI agents are commonly found installed on Azure Linux servers when the following are in use:

  • Azure Automation
  • Azure Automatic Update
  • Azure Operations Management Suite
  • Azure Log Analytics
  • Azure Configuration Management
  • Azure Diagnostics


[email protected]:~$ python3 -t -c id
uid=0(root) gid=0(root) groups=0(root)

Example Output



Update and ensure the OMI agent is at version

  • For Debian systems (e.g., Ubuntu): dpkg -l omi
  • For Redhat based system (e.g., Fedora, CentOS, RHEL): rpm -qa omi

Prior Research Credit

For more details see the original researchers’ work:


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