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Password Cracker: Databases



This module uses John the Ripper or Hashcat to identify weak passwords that have been acquired from the mssql_hashdump, mysql_hashdump, postgres_hashdump, or oracle_hashdump modules. Passwords that have been successfully cracked are then saved as proper credentials. Due to the complexity of some of the hash types, they can be very slow. Setting the ITERATION_TIMEOUT is highly recommended.


  • 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_databases
msf auxiliary(crack_databases) > show actions
msf auxiliary(crack_databases) > set ACTION < action-name >
msf auxiliary(crack_databases) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf auxiliary(crack_databases) > run 

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