Rapid7 Vulnerability & Exploit Database

HTTP SSL Certificate Impersonation

Back to Search

HTTP SSL Certificate Impersonation



This module request a copy of the remote SSL certificate and creates a local (self.signed) version using the information from the remote version. The module then Outputs (PEM|DER) format private key / certificate and a combined version for use in Apache or other Metasploit modules requiring SSLCert Inputs for private key / CA cert have been provided for those with DigiNotar certs hanging about!


  • Chris John Riley


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