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VMware vCenter Extract Secrets from vmdir / vmafd DB File

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VMware vCenter Extract Secrets from vmdir / vmafd DB File



Grab certificates from the vCenter server vmdird and vmafd database files and adds them to loot. The vmdird MDB database file can be found on the live appliance under the path /storage/db/vmware-vmdir/data.mdb, and the DB vmafd is under path /storage/db/vmware-vmafd/afd.db. The vmdir database contains the IdP signing credential, and vmafd contains the vCenter certificate store. This module will accept either file from a live vCenter appliance, or from a vCenter appliance backup archive; either or both files can be supplied.


  • npm <npm@cesium137.io>




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/vmware/vcenter_offline_mdb_extract
msf auxiliary(vcenter_offline_mdb_extract) > show actions
msf auxiliary(vcenter_offline_mdb_extract) > set ACTION < action-name >
msf auxiliary(vcenter_offline_mdb_extract) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf auxiliary(vcenter_offline_mdb_extract) > run 

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