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Admin HTTP Auxiliary Modules


The tomcat_administration module scans a range of IP addresses and locates the Tomcat Server administration panel and version.

msf > use auxiliary/admin/http/tomcat_administration
msf auxiliary(tomcat_administration) > show options

Module options (auxiliary/admin/http/tomcat_administration):

   Name         Current Setting  Required  Description
   ----         ---------------  --------  -----------
   Proxies                       no        A proxy chain of format type:host:port[,type:host:port][...]
   RHOSTS                        yes       The target address range or CIDR identifier
   RPORT        8180             yes       The target port (TCP)
   SSL          false            no        Negotiate SSL/TLS for outgoing connections
   THREADS      1                yes       The number of concurrent threads
   TOMCAT_PASS                   no        The password for the specified username
   TOMCAT_USER                   no        The username to authenticate as
   VHOST                         no        HTTP server virtual host

To configure the module, we set the RHOSTS and THREADS values and let it run against the default port.

msf auxiliary(tomcat_administration) > set RHOSTS
msf auxiliary(tomcat_administration) > set THREADS 11
msf auxiliary(tomcat_administration) > run

[*] [Apache-Coyote/1.1] [Apache Tomcat/5.5] [Tomcat Server Administration] [tomcat/tomcat]
[*] Scanned 05 of 11 hosts (045% complete)
[*] Scanned 06 of 11 hosts (054% complete)
[*] Scanned 08 of 11 hosts (072% complete)
[*] Scanned 09 of 11 hosts (081% complete)
[*] Scanned 11 of 11 hosts (100% complete)
[*] Auxiliary module execution completed
msf auxiliary(tomcat_administration) >