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Cisco ASA Directory Traversal



This module exploits a directory traversal vulnerability in Cisco's Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) software and Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) software. It lists the contents of Cisco's VPN web service which includes directories, files, and currently logged in users.


  • Michał Bentkowski
  • Yassine Aboukir
  • Shelby Pace


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

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