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F5 BigIP HTTP Virtual Server Scanner

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F5 BigIP HTTP Virtual Server Scanner



This module scans for BigIP HTTP virtual servers using banner grabbing. BigIP system uses different HTTP profiles for managing HTTP traffic and these profiles allow to customize the string used as Server HTTP header. The default values are "BigIP" or "BIG-IP" depending on the BigIP system version.


  • Denis Kolegov <dnkolegov@gmail.com>
  • Oleg Broslavsky <ovbroslavsky@gmail.com>
  • Nikita Oleksov <neoleksov@gmail.com>


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/f5_bigip_virtual_server
msf auxiliary(f5_bigip_virtual_server) > show actions
msf auxiliary(f5_bigip_virtual_server) > set ACTION < action-name >
msf auxiliary(f5_bigip_virtual_server) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf auxiliary(f5_bigip_virtual_server) > run 

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