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Cisco IOS SNMP File Upload (TFTP)



This module will copy file to a Cisco IOS device using SNMP and TFTP. The action Override_Config will override the running config of the Cisco device. A read-write SNMP community is required. The SNMP community scanner module can assist in identifying a read-write community. The target must be able to connect back to the Metasploit system and the use of NAT will cause the TFTP transfer to fail.


  • pello <fropert@packetfault.org>
  • ct5595


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

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