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Identify Cisco Smart Install endpoints



This module attempts to connect to the specified Cisco Smart Install port and determines if it speaks the Smart Install Protocol. Exposure of SMI to untrusted networks can allow complete compromise of the switch.


  • Jon Hart <jon_hart@rapid7.com>
  • Mumbai


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

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