Introduction to Xerosploit
Xerosploit is a penetration testing toolkit whose goal is to perform a man in the middle attacks for testing purposes. It brings various modules that allow realising efficient attacks, and also allows to carry out denial of service attacks and port scanning. Powered by bettercap and nmap.
For those who are not familiar with Man-in-the-middle attack, welcome to the world of internal network attacks
- terminal tables
Built-up with various Features:
- Port scanning
- Network mapping
- Dos attack
- Html code injection
- Download interception and replacement
- DNS spoofing
- Background audio reproduction
- Images replacement
- Webpage defacement and more
A man-in-the-middle attack (MITM) is an attack where the attacker secretly relays and possibly alters the communication between two parties who believe they are directly communicating with each other. There are many open source tools available online for this attack like Ettercap, MITMF, Xerosploit, e.t.c
Xerosploit is an attack tool for MITM which can run only on Linux OS to do so follow the simple steps:-
Open up terminal and type
|123||git clone https://github.com/LionSec/xerosploit.gitcd xerosploit./install.py|
It will ask to choose your operating system, here we have press 1 for Kali Linux.
Here it will display your network configuration including IP address, MAC address, gateway, and interface and hostname. Now run the following command on xerosploit console to know the initial commands:
In this grid, we have a list of commands for our attack and we are going for the man in middle attack, so I will choose scan command in my next step for scanning the whole network.
This command will scan the complete network and will found all devices on your network.
As you can observe that it has scanned all the active hosts. There are so many hosts in this network; you have to choose your target from the given result. I am going to select 192.168.1.105 for the man in the middle attack.
In the next comment, it will ask for the module you want to load for the man in the middle attack. Go with this comment and type help.
pscan (Port Scanner)
Let’s begin with pscan which is a port scanner, it will show you all the open ports on the network computer and retrieve the version of the programs running on the detected ports. Type run to execute pscan and it will show you all the open ports of the victim’s network.
DOS (Denial of service)
Type “dos” to load the module, it will send a succession of TCP-SYN request packet to a target’s system to make the machine unresponsive to legitimate traffic which means it is performing SYN Flood attack.
press ctrl + c to stop
If you are aware of HPING tool then you can notice, this module is initially using HPING command for sending countless SYN request packet.
Inject HTML (HTML Injection)
HTML injection is the vulnerability inside any website that occurs when the user input is not correctly sanitized or the output is not encoded and the attacker is able to inject valid HTML code into a vulnerable web page. There are so many techniques which could use element and attributes to submit HTML content.
So here we will replace the victim’s html page with ours. Select any page of your choice as you will notice that I have written “You have been hacked” in my index.html page which I will replace with the victim’s html page. Whatever page the victim will try to open he/she will see only the replaced one.
First, create a page as I have created & saved it on Desktop by the name ofINDEX.html
That’s all for today 😙