Persistent Meterpreter over Reverse HTTPS

Botnet agents and malware go through inordinate lengths to hide their command and control traffic. From a penetration testing perspective, emulating these types of communication channels is possible, but often requires a custom toolkit to be deployed to the target. In this post I will walk through using the standard Metasploit Meterpreter payload as a persistent encrypted remote control tool. . . . → Read More: Persistent Meterpreter over Reverse HTTPS

Automate the Metasploit Console

The Metasploit Console (msfconsole) has uses the concept of resource files from a long time. A resource file is essentially a batch script for Metasploit which is used to automate common tasks. For example, if you create a resource script called ~/.msf3/msfconsole.rc, it will automatically load each time you start the msfconsole interface. This is a great way to automatically connect to a database and set common parameters (setg PAYLOAD, etc). . . . → Read More: Automate the Metasploit Console

Capturing Logon Credentials with Meterpreter

In the previous post, we described the keystroke sniffing capabilities of the Meterpreter payload. One of the key restrictions of this feature is that it can only sniff while running inside of a process with interactive access to the desktop. In the case of the MS08-067 exploit, we had to migrate into Explorer.exe in order to capture the logged-on user’s keystrokes. . . . → Read More: Capturing Logon Credentials with Meterpreter

Using Meterpreter For Remote Keystroke Sniffing

The development version of Metasploit now allows keystroke sniffing through Meterpreter sessions. This has been implemented as set of new commands for the stdapi extension of Meterpreter. This works with the help of the keyscan_start command, which spawns a new thread inside of the process where Meterpreter was injected and this thread in turn allocates a large 1Mb buffer to store captured keystrokes. . . . → Read More: Using Meterpreter For Remote Keystroke Sniffing