Rapid7 Vulnerability & Exploit Database

IPMI 2.0 Cipher Zero Authentication Bypass Scanner

Back to Search

IPMI 2.0 Cipher Zero Authentication Bypass Scanner



This module identifies IPMI 2.0-compatible systems that are vulnerable to an authentication bypass vulnerability through the use of cipher zero.


  • Dan Farmer <zen@fish2.com>
  • hdm <x@hdm.io>


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