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Hardware Bridge Session Connector



The Hardware Bridge (HWBridge) is a standardized method for Metasploit to interact with Hardware Devices. This extends the normal exploit capabilities to the non-ethernet realm and enables direct hardware and alternative bus manipulations. You must have compatible bridging hardware attached to this machine or reachable on your network to use any HWBridge exploits. Use this exploit module to connect the physical HWBridge which will start an interactive hwbridge session. You can launch a hwbridge server locally by using compliant hardware and executing the local_hwbridge module. After that module has started, pass the HWBRIDGE_BASE_URL options to this connector module.


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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/client/hwbridge/connect
msf auxiliary(connect) > show actions
msf auxiliary(connect) > set ACTION < action-name >
msf auxiliary(connect) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf auxiliary(connect) > run 

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