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Memcached Stats Amplification Scanner

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Memcached Stats Amplification Scanner

Disclosed
02/27/2018
Created
06/14/2018

Description

This module can be used to discover Memcached servers which expose the unrestricted UDP port 11211. A basic "stats" request is executed to check if an amplification attack is possible against a third party.

Author(s)

  • Marek Majkowski
  • xistence <xistence@0x90.nl>
  • Jon Hart <jon_hart@rapid7.com>

Development

References

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

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