Commix (short for [comm]and [i]njection e[x]ploiter) is an automated tool written by Anastasios Stasinopoulos (@ancst) that can be used from web developers, penetration testers or even security researchers in order to test web-based applications with the view to find bugs, errors or vulnerabilities related to command injection attacks. By using this tool, it is very easy to find and exploit a command injection vulnerability in a certain vulnerable parameter or HTTP header.
With each commix run end users are obligated to agree with the following prelude message:
(!) Legal disclaimer: Usage of commix for attacking targets without prior mutual consent is illegal. It is the end user's responsibility to obey all applicable local, state and federal laws. Developers assume no liability and are not responsible for any misuse or damage caused by this program.
Python version 2.6, 2.7 or 3.x is required for running this program.
Download commix by cloning the Git repository:
git clone https://github.com/commixproject/commix.git commix
Commix comes packaged on the official repositories of the following Linux distributions, so you can use the package manager to install it!
Commix also comes as a plugin, on the following penetration testing frameworks:
- TrustedSec's Penetration Testers Framework (PTF)
- OWASP Offensive Web Testing Framework (OWTF)
- Aptive's Penetration Testing tools
- Homebrew Tap - Pen Test Tools
- fsociety Hacking Tools Pack – A Penetration Testing Framework
- Mac OS X
- Windows (experimental)
To get a list of all options and switches use:
python commix.py -h
Q: Where can I check all the available options and switches?
A: Check the 'usage' wiki page.
Q: Can I get some basic ideas on how to use commix?
A: Just go and check the 'usage examples' wiki page, where there are several test cases and attack scenarios.
Q: How easily can I upload web-shells on a target host via commix?
A: Commix enables you to upload web-shells (e.g metasploit PHP meterpreter) easily on target host. For more, check the 'upload shells' wiki page.
Q: Do you want to increase the capabilities of the commix tool and/or to adapt it to our needs?
A: You can easily develop and import our own modules. For more, check the 'module development' wiki page.
Command Injection Testbeds
Q: How can I test or evaluate the exploitation abilities of commix?
A: Check the 'command injection testbeds' wiki page which includes a collection of pwnable web applications and/or VMs (that include web applications) vulnerable to command injection attacks.
Q: Is there a place where I can check for demos of commix?
A: If you want to see a collection of demos, about the exploitation abilities of commix, take a look at the 'exploitation demos' wiki page.
Bugs and Enhancements
Q: I found a bug / I have to suggest a new feature! What can I do?
A: For bug reports or enhancements, please open an issue here.
Presentations and White Papers
Q: Is there a place where I can find presentations and/or white papers regarding commix?
A: For presentations and/or white papers published in conferences, check the 'presentations' wiki page.
Support and Donations
Q: Except for tech stuff (bug reports or enhancements) is there any other way that I can support the development of commix?
A: Sure! Commix is the outcome of many hours of work and total personal dedication. Feel free to 'donate' via PayPal to
email@example.com and instantly prove your feelings for it! :).