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Password Cracker: AIX



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.


  • theLightCosine <theLightCosine@metasploit.com>
  • hdm <x@hdm.io>
  • h00die


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

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