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Varnish Cache CLI Login Utility



This module attempts to login to the Varnish Cache (varnishd) CLI instance using a bruteforce list of passwords.


  • aushack <patrick@osisecurity.com.au>
  • h00die <mike@shorebreaksecurity.com>


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

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