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Apache Optionsbleed Scanner



This module scans for the Apache optionsbleed vulnerability where the Allow response header returned from an OPTIONS request may bleed memory if the server has a .htaccess file with an invalid Limit method defined.


  • Hanno Böck
  • 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/scanner/http/apache_optionsbleed
msf auxiliary(apache_optionsbleed) > show actions
msf auxiliary(apache_optionsbleed) > set ACTION < action-name >
msf auxiliary(apache_optionsbleed) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf auxiliary(apache_optionsbleed) > run 

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