Point Release – v1.5.3

PenTest.WS Pro is just around the corner! Today we’re pushing a small point release to the online version, including both the Free Tier and the Hobby Tier.

Echo Up Goes Base64

Echo Up now uses base64 encoding

One of the first dedicated tools built into PTWS was Echo Up. This tool is used to easily create files through a terminal interface and relies on the echo command. Previously, Echo Up would double encode single quotes and double quotes, and echo the contents line by line into an output file.

Thanks to @4lph4b and the b64chunk.py script, Echo Up is getting new capabilities. More resilient to non-alphanumeric characters, Echo Up now encodes your file into Base64 and uses a series of targeted shell commands to create the file on a remote server.

There are three options: bash, cmd, and Powershell. Each one works slightly differently, but the end result is the same: an exact copy of your file, on the remote server, using nothing but shell commands. You simply copy and paste these commands into your terminal session, no additional ports or protocols needed.

Note: b64chunk.py supports binary files, while the PTWS version currently supports text only.

Venom Builder NOP Sled

Venom Builder NOPs Option

A late addition to this point release, the Venom Builder tool now includes a NOP Sled option.

-n, --nopsled <length> Prepend a nopsled of [length] size

There are a number of options missing from Venom Builder that are available directly through the msfvenom command line. The NOPs option is a great addition and has been requested a few times, and today its here! Keep that feedback coming!

Last, But Not Least – Export Creds

Export credentials tool

Have you captured usernames, passwords, hashes? Need a quick way to password spray a new service login you just discovered? Want to kick-off a hashcat or john-the-ripper session?

Use the Export Creds button to generate a list of every known username, password, hash in your credentials list and a few different mixtures of each.

Each of the sections in the Export Creds tool is useful in different situations. Sometimes its as simple as reporting your findings – “UN:PW”. Other times it can be a little more complicated.

Here’s a short rundown of each section:

  • Usernames: Every known username in your credentials list
  • Passwords: Every known password in your credentials list
  • UN-PW: A simple combination of username:password
  • UN:PW All-U: All permutations of every known username:password, looped around the username
  • UN:PW All-P: All permutations of every known username:password, looped around the password. This mode is best for password spraying to reduce the chance of account lockout with large lists.
  • Uncracked Hashes: Every known hash in your credentials list that does not also have a password. This is ideal for starting a hashcat or john-the-ripper session.
  • UN:Hash All: Every credential record that contains a hash

Note: Export Creds is currently a Host level export and is available on the Host or Port page. Engagement wide credential management is coming in a future release.

PenTest.WS Pro – Status Update

We’re still on track for an end of June release of PenTest.WS Pro. The features are complete and currently being tested. Pricing is nearly settled. Store infrastructure is under heavy development but moving quickly.

We’ll be releasing more information on this blog and Twitter in the weeks ahead. Any unforeseen delays will be announced as soon as possible. Its been a lot of work to get this far, and we’re incredibly excited about the new product.

Thanks for reading, enjoy the new online features, and as always, keep the feedback coming!!

PenTest.WS Pro Enters Private Beta

With the release of PenTest.WS version 1.5.2 earlier this week, PTWS Pro has officially entered its Private Beta phase.

PenTest.WS Pro is an offline stand-alone version of the online web application designed to run directly inside your Kali Linux virtual machine. The Pro Tier was developed for professional penetration testers who must comply with strict non-disclosure agreements or those who operate within a restricted network environment.

PTWS Pro, once setup is complete, is an offline web application which does not connect to the internet unless instructed to do so by the user. During setup the application will need to verify its licensing and download copies of the Exploit Database, Metasploit Modules and Nmap Scripts. These locally cached repositories can be refreshed at anytime through the administrator panel.

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Version 1.5.2 – Export / Import Account Items

Earlier this week version 1.5.2 was released bringing with it the ability to export and import account items. These items include:

  • Templates: Shells, Port Scans, Subnet Scans
  • Global Service Notes
  • Service Command Library (Hobby Tier)
  • Default Service Checklist (Hobby Tier)

This capability is useful for backing up your valuable notes & commands but it is essential if you’re planning to migrate from the online version to the soon to be released Pro Tier. The export routine creates a single json file which then can be loaded into your local offline Pro Tier application.

The Export & Import Account Items functionality is available now under the user menu located in the top right corner of PenTest.WS

Progress on the Pro Tier has been very exciting and public availability is expected in the second quarter of 2019.

Stay Tuned!

Version 1.5 Released – Scratchpad

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Scratchpad Now Available

  • Code editing with syntax highlighting for over 150 programming languages.
  • Hierarchical file structure with drag-and-drop.
  • Download files through the browser or using wget/curl/downloadstring.
  • Instantly switch between code & rich text editing.
  • Import CherryTree XML files!

* Scratchpad functionality is limited on the Free Tier

Also New In Version 1.5

Dark Theme
Hacking late at night? Switch over to Dark Mode and give your eyes a rest

Hostnames
Add hostnames to a host and select between IP address or hostnames for Service Commands

Updated Port List
See more information from the port list on the sidebar

And Much More
Import username:hashes – Ncat links – Fixed UDP nmap script links

 

Version 1.4 Released – Note Pages, Note History, Keyword Search

Notes, Notes & More Notes

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Create Note Pages for Engagements, Hosts & Ports

Keep your notes organized by creating additional note pages for categories such as Discovered URLs, Possible Vulnerabilities, or Interesting Directories

* Note Pages are available on the Hobby Tier

Also New In Version 1.4

  • Note History
    Never lose a note again with a detailed change history for every note

  • Keyword Search
    Quickly scan your entire account for keywords

  • Code Snippets
    Add source code to notes & reporting data with syntax highlighting

  • And Much More…
    ◦ Export your data to JSON
    ◦ Revamped Dashboard & Engagement Console
    ◦ URL HashIDs & Clientside Error Logging

What’s coming in version 1.5?

Periscope – gain better situational awareness by viewing your engagements and hosts from 10,000 feet

Scratchpad – edit files in a hierarchical folder structure with syntax highlighting and Vim style keyboard bindings

 

HackTheBox – Dropzone – Custom MOF Dropper (Stuxnet)

Hacking the Dropzone machine from HackTheBox.eu

Resources from the video

Playing with MOF files on Windows, for fun & profit
http://poppopret.blogspot.com/2011/09/playing-with-mof-files-on-windows-for.html

Managed Object Format (MOF)
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/desktop/wmisdk/managed-object-format–mof-

WMI Architecture
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/desktop/wmisdk/wmi-architecture

Windows Sysinternals
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/

HackTheBox – DevOops – XXE Injection & Git Repo Enumeration

PenTest.WS demonstration hacking the DevOops machine from HackTheBox.eu. This video demonstrates using an XXE Injection vulnerability to pull sensitive files off a remote server. The privilege escalation is to search through a git repository to find root’s private ssh key.

2:26 – Web page extension enumeration
5:21 – XML fuzzing
7:49 – XXE Injection
10:53 – Stealing an SSH key
14:19 – Searching a Git repo
17:53 – Extracting root’s SSH key

HackTheBox – Sunday – Brute Forcing

PenTest.WS demonstration hacking the Sunday machine from HackTheBox.eu. This video includes brute forcing the finger and ssh services. John the Ripper is used to brute force a password. Privilege escalation is to use sudo and the wget command to read & write protected files.

2:14 – Downloading the corncob word list
4:18 – Brute forcing the finger service with a custom bash script
8:12 – Brute forcing ssh using hydra
12:02 – John the Ripper brute forcing a shadow.bak file
15:05 – sudo & the wget command for privilege escalation