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HTTP Open Proxy Detection

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HTTP Open Proxy Detection



Checks if an HTTP proxy is open. False positive are avoided verifying the HTTP return code and matching a pattern. The CONNECT method is verified only the return code. HTTP headers are shown regarding the use of proxy or load balancer.


  • Matteo Cantoni <goony@nothink.org>


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

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