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HTTP Previous Directory File Scanner



This module identifies files in the first parent directory with same name as the given directory path. Example: Test /backup/files/ will look for the following files /backup/files.ext .


  • et <et@metasploit.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/prev_dir_same_name_file
msf auxiliary(prev_dir_same_name_file) > show actions
msf auxiliary(prev_dir_same_name_file) > set ACTION < action-name >
msf auxiliary(prev_dir_same_name_file) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf auxiliary(prev_dir_same_name_file) > run 

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