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Eaton Xpert Meter SSH Private Key Exposure Scanner

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Eaton Xpert Meter SSH Private Key Exposure Scanner



Eaton Power Xpert Meters running firmware below version 12.x.x.x or below version 13.3.x.x ship with a public/private key pair that facilitate remote administrative access to the devices. Tested on: Firmware and


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

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