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Tomcat Administration Tool Default Access



Detect the Tomcat administration interface. The administration interface is included in versions 5.5 and lower. Port 8180 is the default for FreeBSD, 8080 for all others.


  • Matteo Cantoni <goony@nothink.org>


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 auxiliary/admin/http/tomcat_administration
msf auxiliary(tomcat_administration) > show actions
msf auxiliary(tomcat_administration) > set ACTION < action-name >
msf auxiliary(tomcat_administration) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf auxiliary(tomcat_administration) > run 

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