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Mac OS X Persistent Payload Installer

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Mac OS X Persistent Payload Installer



This module provides a persistent boot payload by creating a plist entry in current user's ~/Library/LaunchAgents directory. Whenever the user logs in, the LaunchAgent will be invoked and this dropped payload will run.


  • Marcin 'Icewall' Noga <marcin@icewall.pl>
  • joev <joev@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 exploit/osx/local/persistence
msf exploit(persistence) > show targets
msf exploit(persistence) > set TARGET < target-id >
msf exploit(persistence) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf exploit(persistence) > exploit

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