Kali Linux 2017.2 – New Tools Overview

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Last week, Kali announced the release of Kali Linux 2017.2! The new version is a collection of all updates and fixes since the last release, but also includes several new tools. In this article we will see what new tools were installed and take a closer look at some of them.

Note: The tools are not installed automatically, but are available from the repositories. So, to use them, you will need to ‘apt-install’ the ones you want.

New tools

  • APT2
  • B374K
  • BloodHound
  • BruteSpray
  • ChangeMe
  • CrackMapExec
  • CredDump7
  • Crowbar
  • Dbeaver
  • hURL
  • Phishery
  • RedSnarf
  • Secure-Socket-Funneling
  • SSH-Audit
  • Tinfoleak
  • Wgetpaste

Let’s take a closer look at some of the tools.

APT2 – An Automated Penetration Testing Toolkit

Website: https://github.com/MooseDojo/apt2

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APT2 performs an NMap scan (or import scans from Nexpose, Nessus, or NMap) and launches enumeration modules and exploits against the target. Options are set in the “default.cfg” file:

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Quick Usage

  • Start Metasploit and run the following command:

load msgrpc User=msf Pass=msfpass ServerPort=55552

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This is needed as when APT2 runs, it it is able to open any remote sessions they will show up in Metasploit.

Then launch APT2 against a target:

apt2 -v -s 1 -b –target 192.168.1.135

The program scans the target, and will automatically begin to attack the target based on the safety level (-s) that you choose.

Any vulnerabilities are listed, and reports are saved to the designated directory:

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A html report file is saved in the “Reports” folder. The “proofs” folder contains a lot of information and results from the scan:

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BruteSpray – Service Brute Force tool

Website: https://github.com/x90skysn3k/brutespray

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BruteSpray takes nmap GNMAP/XML output and automatically brute-forces services with default credentials using Medusa.

Quick Usage

Run nmap scan and save output, then start Brutespray in interactive mode:

brutespray –file nmap.xml -i

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You can also run it in manual mode by supplying specific information using switches. See the help file or tool website for more information.

Crowbar

Website: https://github.com/galkan/crowbar

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A brute forcing tool that supports OpenVPN, Remote Desktop Protocol, SSH Private Keys and VNC Keys.

Quick Usage

RDP target with known user and password:

crowbar -b -rdp -s 192.168.1.204/32 -u test -c monkey

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Crowbar can be run against a single target or range of targets. It can use individual passwords, password lists and SSH or VNC keys. See tool website for more examples.

Redsnarf

Tool website: https://github.com/nccgroup/redsnarf

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Redsnarf is a pen-testing / red-teaming tool by Ed Williams for retrieving hashes and credentials from Windows workstations, servers and domain controllers

Redsnarf looks like a very useful tool that has a ton of features.  It targets Windows computers and can pull information from the system, recover passwords, enable remote access, run remote shells and much more.

I ran it against a local test Windows 7 desktop system, and it would only run when UAC was totally disabled on the system. So, this seems to be a great post-exploitation tool.

Quick Usage

Information dump with a known admin user name and password:

redsnarf -H ip=192.168.1.93 -u dan -p password

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Information including passwords and shares is displayed and saved to the log directory.

Remote Command shell

Redsnarf has the capability to create several different types of shells.

redsnarf -H ip=192.168.1.93 -u dan -p password -d WIN-42ORBM3SRVF -uD y

Running the command above will connect to the target system and list available shells, as seen below:

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Stealth Mimikatz

The Stealth Mimikatz option is pretty interesting. It creates a webserver on the target system, pulls the system creds and downloads them in plain text:

redsnarf -H ip=192.168.1.93 -u dan -p password -d WIN-42ORBM3SRVF -hR y

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Logging

Whenever you run a command, the program provides you with a directory that contains the program logs. The logs contain a lot of important information gleaned from the system:

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Conclusion

In this article we discussed a few of the new tools included with Kali Linux. Kali Linux is the most feature rich computer security testing platform available and it continues to grow as new tools and capabilities are constantly added.

If you are new to Kali or a seasoned user interested in learning more, check out my “Security Testing with Kali Linux” book series:

Basic Security Testing with Kali Linux

Intermediate Security Testing with Kali Linux

Security Testing with Kali NetHunter

And keep an eye out for the upcoming, “Advanced Security Testing with Kali Linux”.

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P4wnP1 the Pi Zero W USB attack Platform

The P4wnP1 is an exciting and feature rich USB attack platform that runs on a Raspberry Pi Zero.

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The P4wnP1 turns your Pi Zero/Zero W into a physical security Ethical Hacking pentest tool. In this article, we will cover installing P4wnP1 on a Pi Zero W and using several of its payloads against a target system running Windows 10.

For this article, you will need:

  • Rasberry Pi Zero W (I purchased mine from adafruit.com with a case)
  • Raspberry Pi Power Adapter
  • MicroSD Memory card
  • MicroSD card writer
  • P4wnP1 software

You will also need a target computer to plug the P4wnP1 into (I used a Windows 10 PC) and a secondary computer to SSH into the Pi to control and modify the P4wnP1.

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Israeli Cyber Defense Interview

Cyber defense war room [llustrative] Photo: Reuters and Marc Israel Sellem
IDF war room [llustrative] Photo: Reuters and Marc Israel Sellem

Not sure if anyone has seen this yet, but Al-Monitor/Israel Pulse has a great interview with two members of the Israeli Defense Force Cyber Security Team.

In the article, “IDF Hackers Test Israeli Preparedness For Cyberattacks” Lt. Col M. and Capt. A. discuss what it is like being on Israel’s crack team of cyber ninjas. They cover several key topics including thoughts on current threats and the current hot button topic, NSA spying.

Lt. Col M. and Capt. A. lead opposing teams in red team drills. They practice constantly to hone and perfect their skills, but also teach and train those under them to think out of the box in cyber security.

How will the IDF cyber team deal with increasingly sophisticated attacks from Islamic countries and are they concerned about NSA espionage practices?

Our job is to monitor the goings-on and keep track of the technological developments, and we need to know what the threats and risks in cyberspace are. In any event, to protect strategic assets, encryption systems that we develop ourselves in-house, rather than off-the-shelf products, are customarily used,” said Lt. Col M.

The best hackers and security teams create their own programs and work on developing their own exploits. But where would the IDF look to find exploits or weaknesses?

Security holes can be found anywhere. The point of hacking is to find the system vulnerability and leverage it to undermine the entire system,” says Lt. Col. M.

The best way to break into a system is not by running head-on into it. Rather, the most sophisticated attacks, the ones that you can brag about, are those that take advantage of a hidden security hole,” added Capt. A.

It is a very good article and well worth the read as it offers a glance into the security mindset of our Middle East allies.

Check it out!