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Apple Airport Extreme Password Extraction (WDBRPC)

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Apple Airport Extreme Password Extraction (WDBRPC)



This module can be used to read the stored password of a vulnerable Apple Airport Extreme access point. Only a small number of firmware versions have the WDBRPC service running, however the factory configuration was vulnerable. It appears that firmware versions 5.0.x as well as 5.1.x are susceptible to this issue. Once the password is obtained, the access point can be managed using the Apple AirPort utility.


  • hdm <x@hdm.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/vxworks/apple_airport_extreme_password
msf auxiliary(apple_airport_extreme_password) > show actions
msf auxiliary(apple_airport_extreme_password) > set ACTION < action-name >
msf auxiliary(apple_airport_extreme_password) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf auxiliary(apple_airport_extreme_password) > run 

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