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ColdFusion 'password.properties' Hash Extraction

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ColdFusion 'password.properties' Hash Extraction



This module uses a directory traversal vulnerability to extract information such as password, rdspassword, and "encrypted" properties. This module has been tested successfully on ColdFusion 9 and ColdFusion 10 (auto-detect).


  • HTP
  • sinn3r <sinn3r@metasploit.com>
  • nebulus


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/gather/coldfusion_pwd_props
msf auxiliary(coldfusion_pwd_props) > show actions
msf auxiliary(coldfusion_pwd_props) > set ACTION < action-name >
msf auxiliary(coldfusion_pwd_props) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf auxiliary(coldfusion_pwd_props) > run 

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