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Apache Tomcat Manager Authenticated Upload Code Execution

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Apache Tomcat Manager Authenticated Upload Code Execution



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 POST request against the /manager/html/upload component. NOTE: The compatible payload sets vary based on the selected target. For example, you must select the Windows target to use native Windows payloads.


  • rangercha




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

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