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FrontPage .pwd File Credential Dump



This module downloads and parses the '_vti_pvt/service.pwd', '_vti_pvt/administrators.pwd', and '_vti_pvt/authors.pwd' files on a FrontPage server to find credentials.


  • Aditya K Sood <Aditya K Sood @adityaksood>
  • Stephen Haywood <Stephen Haywood @averagesecguy>


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