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SMB Share Enumeration



This module determines what shares are provided by the SMB service and which ones are readable/writable. It also collects additional information such as share types, directories, files, time stamps, etc. By default, a RubySMB net_share_enum_all request is done in order to retrieve share information, which uses SRVSVC.


  • hdm <x@hdm.io>
  • nebulus
  • sinn3r <sinn3r@metasploit.com>
  • r3dy
  • altonjx
  • sjanusz-r7


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

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