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  • 2018-07-21 source code has move to the src/ directory. Delete old directories twisted/cowrie with compiled code

  • 2018-06-29 txtcmds have been moved to share/cowrie/txtcmds

  • 2018-06-28 filesystem config entry has changed. please verify if you have custom entry or pickle file

  • 2018-06-23 fingerprint log message now holds KEX attributes and a unique fingerprint for the client

  • 2018-04-27 Output plugins now require the mandatory config entry 'enabled'.

  • 2018-02-06 cowrie.log now uses same rotation mechanism as cowrie.json. One file per day, rather than the default 1MB per file.

  • 2017-12-13 Default umask for logs is now 0007. This means group members can access.

  • 2017-10-24 Can store uploaded and downloaded artifacts to S3

  • 2017-09-23 First proxy implementation for exec commands only

  • 2017-07-03 Cuckoo v2 integration

  • 2017-05-16 now combines config files: cowrie.cfg.dist and cowrie.cfg in this order

  • 2017-05-09 start.sh and stop.sh have been replace by bin/cowrie start|stop

  • 2017-04-27 New syntax "listen_endpoints" for configuring listening IP addresses/portnumbers

  • 2017-03-15 SSH Forwarding/SFTP/keys/version config have been moved to [ssh]. Change your config file!

  • 2017-02-12 Implemented toggle for SSH forwarding

  • 2016-08-22 Merged Telnet support by @obilodeau!

  • 2016-08-20 Update your libraries! 'configparser' now required: "pip install configparser"

  • 2016-05-06 Load pickle once at startup for improved speed

  • 2016-04-28 files in utils/ have been moved to bin/

  • 2016-01-19 Support openssh style delayed compression

  • 2016-01-13 Correct '.' support and +s and +t bits in ls

  • 2016-01-13 Full username/group in SFTP ls

  • 2016-01-05 Basic VirusTotal support has been added

  • 2016-01-04 No longer crash when client tries ecdsa

  • 2015-12-28 Interact port (default 5123) only listens on loopback interface now (127.0.0.1)

  • 2015-12-24 Redirect to file (>) now works for most commands and is logged in dl/ directory

  • 2015-12-06 UID information is now retrieved from honeyfs/etc/passwd. If you added additional users you will need to add these to the passwd file as well

  • 2015-12-04 New 'free' command with '-h' and '-m' options

  • 2015-12-03 New 'env' command that prints environment variables

  • 2015-02-02 Now use honeyfs/etc/passwd and group to get uid/gid info

  • 2015-11-29 Size limit now enforced for SFTP uploads

  • 2015-11-25 New 'sudo' command added

  • 2015-11-19 Queued input during commands is now sent to shell to be executed when command is finished

  • 2015-11-18 Added SANS DShield output (Thanks @UnrealAkama)

  • 2015-11-17 Added ElasticSearch output (Thanks @UnrealAkama)

  • 2015-11-17 Standard input is now saved with SHA256 checksum. Duplicate data is not saved

  • 2015-11-12 New 'busybox' command added (Thanks @mak)

  • 2015-09-26 keyboard-interactive is back as authentication method, after Twisted removed support initially

  • 2015-07-30 Local syslog output module

  • 2015-06-15 Cowrie now has a '-c' startup switch to specify the configuration file

  • 2015-06-15 Removed exec_enabled option. This feature is now always enabled

  • 2015-06-03 Cowrie now uses twisted plugins and has gained the '-p' commandline option

  • 2015-06-01 Cowrie no longer search for config files in /etc and /etc/cowrie

  • 2015-04-12 JSON output is now default via 'output' plugin mechanism. Rotates daily

  • 2015-04-10 Fix for downloading files via SFTP

  • 2015-03-31 Small tweaks on session close, closing session does not close ssh transport

  • 2015-03-18 Merged 'AuthRandom' login class by Honigbij

  • 2015-02-25 Internals for dblog/ modules changed completely. Now accepts structured logging arguments, and uses eventids instead of regex parsing

  • 2015-02-20 Removed screen clear/reset on logout

  • 2015-02-19 Configuration directives have changed! ssh_addr has become listen_addr and ssh_port has become listen_port. The old keywords are still accepted for backwards compatibility

  • default behaviour is changed to disable the exit jail

  • sftp support

  • exec support

  • stdin is saved as a file in dl/ when using exec commands to support commands like 'cat >file; ./file'

  • allow wget download over non-80 port

  • simple JSON logging added

  • accept log and deny publickey authentication

  • add uname -r, -m flags

  • add working sleep command

  • enabled ssh diffie-hellman-group-exchange-sha1 algorithm

  • add 'bash -c' support (no effect option)

  • enable support for && multiple commands

  • create uuid to uniquely identify each session

  • log and deny direct-tcpip attempts

  • add "chattr" command

  • support emacs keybindings (c-a, c-b, c-f, c-p, c-n, c-e)

  • add "sync" command

  • accept, log and deny public key authentication

  • add "uname -r" support

  • logstash and kibana config files added, based on JSON log

  • fix for honeypot detection (pre-auth differences with openssh)

  • added verbose logging of client requested key exchange parameters (for client fingerprinting)

  • fixes for behavior with non-existent files (cd /test, cat /test/nonexistent, etc)

  • fix for ability to ping/ssh non-existent IP address

  • always send ssh exit-status 0 on exec and shell

  • ls output is now alphabetically sorted

  • banner_file is deprecated. honeyfs/etc/issue.net is default

  • add 'dir' alias for 'ls'

  • add 'help' bash builtin

  • add 'users' aliased to 'whoami'

  • add 'killall' and 'killall5' aliased to nop

  • add 'poweroff' 'halt' and 'reboot' aliases for shutdown

  • add environment passing to commands

  • added 'which', 'netstat' and 'gcc' from kippo-extra

  • logging framework allows for keyword use