This module uses John the Ripper or Hashcat to identify weak passwords that have been acquired from passwd files on AIX systems. These utilize DES hashing. DES is format 1500 in Hashcat. DES is descrypt in JTR.
To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':
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