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JBoss JMX Console Deployer Upload and Execute

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JBoss JMX Console Deployer Upload and Execute



This module can be used to execute a payload on JBoss servers that have an exposed "jmx-console" application. The payload is put on the server by using the jboss.system:MainDeployer functionality. To accomplish this, a temporary HTTP server is created to serve a WAR archive containing our payload. This method will only work if the target server allows outbound connections to us.


  • jduck <jduck@metasploit.com>
  • Patrick Hof
  • h0ng10




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 exploit/multi/http/jboss_maindeployer
msf exploit(jboss_maindeployer) > show targets
msf exploit(jboss_maindeployer) > set TARGET < target-id >
msf exploit(jboss_maindeployer) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf exploit(jboss_maindeployer) > exploit

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