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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.


  • 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_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