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VMWare Screenshot Stealer



This module uses supplied login credentials to connect to VMWare via the web interface. It then searches through the datastores looking for screenshots. It will download any screenshots it finds and save them as loot.


  • theLightCosine <theLightCosine@metasploit.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/vmware/vmware_screenshot_stealer
msf auxiliary(vmware_screenshot_stealer) > show actions
msf auxiliary(vmware_screenshot_stealer) > set ACTION < action-name >
msf auxiliary(vmware_screenshot_stealer) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf auxiliary(vmware_screenshot_stealer) > run 

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