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Password Cracker: Webapps

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Password Cracker: Webapps



This module uses John the Ripper or Hashcat to identify weak passwords that have been acquired from various web applications. Atlassian uses PBKDF2-HMAC-SHA1 which is 12001 in hashcat. PHPass uses phpass which is 400 in hashcat. Mediawiki is MD5 based and is 3711 in hashcat. Apache Superset, some Flask and Werkzeug apps is pbkdf2-sha256 and is 10900 in hashcat


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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_webapps
msf auxiliary(crack_webapps) > show actions
msf auxiliary(crack_webapps) > set ACTION < action-name >
msf auxiliary(crack_webapps) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf auxiliary(crack_webapps) > run 

Time is precious, so I don’t want to do something manually that I can automate. Leveraging the Metasploit Framework when automating any task keeps us from having to re-create the wheel as we can use the existing libraries and focus our efforts where it matters.

– Jim O’Gorman | President, Offensive Security