Tag: ssh

Quick and dirty NAT/Firewall bypass using SSH and ngrok

by on Jun.13, 2018, under Posts

If you have a system that is behind a router/gateway/firewall device that you cannot poke holes in and you want to expose your system to the WAN, I recommend you check out ngrok. You can make a free account, download, and use the tool for free as well (with some limitations).

Once you have followed the simple instructions here, you can then put the ngrok executable into your $PATH (or %PATH%).  Provided if you have ssh listening on port 22 on your system that you’re trying to expose to the WAN, you can then simply run the following command: ngrok tcp 22. The output might look something like this:

Version 2.2.8
Region United States (us)
Web Interface http://127.0.0.1:4040
Forwarding tcp://0.tcp.ngrok.io:15551 -> localhost:22

Connections ttl opn rt1 rt5 p50 p90
0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.0

The beautiful thing about this is that you can see forwarding location by logging into your ngrok.com account and going to status. So this means you could script ngrok (via rc.local, shell:startup, crontab, etc…) to connect out on a regular basis and find the new forwarding location by going to your status page on ngrok.com. The port from my experience is dynamic and changes, but interestingly enough you have to remember to be careful, I was able to find other ssh servers and open ports by scanning  port ranges on 0.tcp.ngrok.io.

Want to access the internal network using a browser? No problem! In this instance you would simply do: ssh -D 8000 username@0.tcp.ngrok.io -p 15551 and then set your browser to use your socks5 proxy on 127.0.0.1 8000.

There are other similar services like like portmap.io and openport.io, but so far I like ngrok the best.

 

 

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Time to rejoice! OpenSSH official support coming to Windows!

by on Jun.03, 2015, under Posts

http://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article&sid=20150603090420&mode=expanded

Granted you can already install cygwin and setup an openssh server (which is a pain), according to multiple sources OpenSSH will be supported by the Microsoft Powershell team. It is honestly about time, because if you’ve ever had to work with Windows Server Core edition, you may have felt like me and thought it was stupid that you would have to RDP into a system for command line access.

I have a strong gut feeling that the Metasploit community (who already seem to love Powershell for AV evasion) are going to have a lot of fun with a Microsoft OS builtin OpenSSH package that may even be able to be installed via the new package manager(?).

What do you guys, gals and bots think?

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Getting authy-ssh to work (or at least what worked for me)

by on Dec.14, 2013, under Uncategorized

This will be a relatively short post. It is my objective for this post to be useful for other individuals who are having issues setting up authy-ssh on their Secure Shell servers. First, if you’re not familiar with two-step verification, have a look at this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two-step_verification

I was inspired to install this on one of my SSH servers due to enabling this feature on my Gmail account:

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/02/advanced-sign-in-security-for-your.html

I had heard about authy-ssh a while back through news.ycombinator but had never put the time into setting it up. To set it up you can follow these directions:

https://www.authy.com/products/ssh#installation

I ran into issues though. My SSH server did not possess ‘seq’ and I received error messages from the authy-ssh script that were not very clear. I then dug into the authy-ssh shell script and discovered that it heavily depended on ‘curl’ connecting to Authy’s web servers over https. ‘curl’ would give me SSL certificate errors and I’m highly confident this is an issue with ‘curl’ on my server and not Authy’s SSL certificates. To bypass this issue in the authy-ssh script at lines 398, 482, 497, 533, and 605 you will need to add on the ‘-k’ flag to ‘curl’ to ignore the SSL certificate errors. I will warn you that this is NOT very secure but if you need authy to work, this should work.

In addition to this, you may want to run this shell script as well:

http://zitstif.no-ip.org/authyfix.txt

The authy-ssh bash shell script does a check to see if bash exists or if seq exists. If you’re on an OSX system, the OSX equivalent of ‘seq’ is ‘jot’. The equivalent of ‘seq 10’ with ‘jot’ is ‘jot – 1 10’.

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Weaponizing the Nokia N900 – Part 4.0 – A Three Year Anniversary!

by on Nov.24, 2012, under Posts

Remember that the most valuable antiques are dear old friends.H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

I felt that this was an appropriate quote for my aging Nokia N900. What should I do with this phone? Should I throw it in the “Electronic Wasteland” in China and should I become just another Android user? Hell, I can even run Backtrack 5 on Android now! There are even reports that hackers have been able to get monitor mode and packet injection to work on Android devices!

However, what if I want to run a wide array of Linux based programs locally using my phone’s operating system without depending upon a chroot environment? What if I want a phone/device that has been known to be able to do packet injection, monitor mode, hostmode and not have to sign up for any large corporation’s software market like “Google Play” or Apple’s “App Store” to install software? Maybe I just want to use apt-get to install my programs for Christ’s sake! What if I just want to whip a device out of my pocket that I can quickly run mtr from to troubleshoot a client’s wireless network issues?

It is also nice to have a phone/device that has a physical keyboard versus a touch screen since in my humble opinion, I believe that touchscreen devices are meant for consuming than being productive.

I still believe the best phone for hackers is the Nokia N900 and it is a shame that Nokia decided to go the way of Microsoft. I personally believe that Nokia should have gone the route of an Android/Linux hybrid mobile operating system, but that’s just my opinion. We will have to see how well the Firefox OS or the Sailfish OS take off.

Android is a great mobile operating system but to me it is kind of a bastard version of the Linux operating system. Another problem with the Android platform is the sheer vast amount of different hardware manufactures there are. So by the time independent developers are able to get features like monitor mode working on one phone, chances are there are a dozen of other phones that have been released while the phone that the developers were able to get monitor mode working on will be given hardly much credence to.

Part of the beauty of the Nokia N900 is that it has ‘staying power’. This phone was released over 3 years go to this date. I still receive e-mails asking for support or giving me compliments on my work for the N900 which I appreciate dearly. There still is an active, smart and driven community around the world who develop applications and provide support for this phone, which I am very thankful for.

So what am I to do with this beloved device? A device that can be overclocked to 1.0GHZ, can run the OSX , can run Backtrack 5, do myriad of other tasks and is available for about $200.

Sadly, my Nokia N900 will no longer be used as a phone but as an MP3/Multimedia player that I can use for penetration testing! With about 32GB of internal storage and a MicroSD slot that can be use to extend the storage of the N900 from 32GB to 48GB, DLNA client/server support, a FM Transmitter, and Pandora client support, why would I want to shell out the extra cash for a new MP3 player that most likely won’t be able to run Metasploit locally and an OpenSSH Server?

This is why for the three year anniversary of the Nokia N900, I have written a bash shell script that helps automate weaponizing the Nokia N900 to save myself and I’m hoping many other individuals time for weaponizing the Nokia N900.

Before you download and run the this shell script, please read the following:

Firstly, I am not responsible if this program bricks/damages your N900 (but I can assure you as long as you follow my instructions you SHOULD be safe). For best results make sure you have flashed your N900 firmware to version pr1.3 (also for best results my shell script works BEST on freshly flashed N900s). I was not able to get my shell script to work properly with the pr1.2 firmware.

Plug your wall charger into your N900. Make sure you also have strong signal strength to your wireless network.

Once you have your N900 flashed, please root your N900 and install bash4. Then pull up the terminal on your N900 and as root do this:

ln -s /bin/bash4 /bin/bash

Next download this following script to your N900:

http://zitstif.no-ip.org/weaponizen900.tar

(sha1sum: c3699aea31c8ac91684e89bfdda7901bcc7f042e  weaponzenizen900.tar)

(Source code for main script is publicly viewable here: http://pastebin.com/4UXmAEQx )

Extract it via:

tar -xvf weaponizen900.tar

Then cd into the newly created folder called “n900project” and run as root:

bash weapoinzen900.sh

MAKE SURE TO FOLLOW AND PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO ALL THE PROMPTS FROM THIS PROGRAM! Installation typically for me took about 2 hours. If your Internet connection drops out for whatever reason, for the most part it is safe to run this program again!

For a list of tools that weaponizen900.sh installs for native use, please see this: http://zitstif.no-ip.org/listweapons.txt. You can also list the installed tools by typing on your N900 ‘listweapons’. It also installs this following kernel: http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=85665. With this kernel you can do monitor mode, packet injection, and hostmode with the N900. With hostmode on the Nokia N900, you can use an OTG cable and do forensics with your N900 with tools like testdisk!

PLEASE DO NOT USE THE GUI TO UPDATE YOUR N900! Do this at your own risk! TO SAFELY UPDATE YOUR N900 PLEASE USE A SCRIPT I CREATED CALLED “update”. To update programs that have been installed by your package manager run as root:

update modded

To update programs that have been installed by your package manager and programs like Metasploit, SET, Nikto, and etc run as root:

update modded scripts

I hope this script is of great use to anyone who decides to use it. If you have any issues with this program or need any help with this program feel free to contact me via e-mail. I want to thank the Maemo forums for support on this project.

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SSH Tricks And More! Presented By Kyle Young [GR-ISSA] (4-20-12)

by on Jun.03, 2012, under Videos

What was covered in this presentation: SSH basics, Offensive uses of SSH, Defensive uses of SSH, automating SSH through scripting languages, brief history of SSH, setting up a poor man’s VPN, using SSH with IPV6, attacks on SSH and more!

PowerPoint Slides available at:

http://ia601206.us.archive.org/32/items/SshTricksAndMorePresentedByKyleYoung/…

sha1sum: fb8a4132f57c12f6e49beeb18880b2d961d2e37c

Full video for download is available at:

http://ia601206.us.archive.org/1/items/KyleyoungSshTricksandMorevideo/KyleYou…

sha1sum: 3b862e15e9c6664040470034ef4c2f04ce2ad1e5

Part 2: http://youtu.be/h0mzoOsc85s

Part 3: http://youtu.be/ne-H7kGrw8w

Part 4: http://youtu.be/nLSSf8CXWqk

I want to thank the Grand Rapids ISSA chapter for allowing me to put on this presentation back in April.

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