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Chef Web UI Brute Force Utility



This module attempts to login to Chef Web UI server instance using username and password combinations indicated by the USER_FILE, PASS_FILE, and USERPASS_FILE options. It will also test for the default login (admin:p@ssw0rd1).


  • hdm <x@hdm.io>


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

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