I am trying to use exploit/multi/handler module which I have used before and it does not allow me to set options. The options commands displays nothing. I tried reinstalling (apt-get remove metasploit-framework && apt-get install metasploit-framework) but nothing changed.

I am running msfconsole on Kali Linux

  • When needing help on a command, it is very helpful to post the actual command you ran and what actually happens. It helps prevent a lot of back and forth questions. Copy/paste the text and use the code formatting tool.
    – schroeder
    Commented Dec 15, 2018 at 20:58
  • The question I have is, did you run options or show options?
    – schroeder
    Commented Dec 15, 2018 at 20:59
  • @schroeder aren't those equivalent commands nowadays? Also, you will not see any options unless you select a payload. Commented Dec 16, 2018 at 18:30

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Unless you select a payload (e.g. set payload windows/meterpreter/reverse_tcp), there are no options to set since the multi handler does not have unique functionality of its own.

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