This module can be used to execute a payload on Apache Tomcat servers that have an exposed "manager" application. The payload is uploaded as a WAR archive containing a jsp application using a PUT request. The manager application can also be abused using /manager/html/upload, but that method is not implemented in this module. NOTE: The compatible payload sets vary based on the selected target. For example, you must select the Windows target to use native Windows payloads.
To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':
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