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.
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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