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Supermicro Onboard IPMI Static SSL Certificate Scanner

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Supermicro Onboard IPMI Static SSL Certificate Scanner



This module checks for a static SSL certificate shipped with Supermicro Onboard IPMI controllers. An attacker with access to the publicly-available firmware can perform man-in-the-middle attacks and offline decryption of communication to the controller. This module has been on a Supermicro Onboard IPMI (X9SCL/X9SCM) with firmware version SMT_X9_214.


  • hdm <x@hdm.io>
  • juan


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

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