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SS7 MAP (pen-)testing toolkit

Binary releases

As a lot of people run into problems building the tool, there are binary releases which can be found here:

As people also run into problems using the binary release, there is a docker image with ss7MAPer running on ubuntu 16.04

If you use the binary version, skip right over the next chapter.

Get it running

You will need:

  • Erlang. Get it from your repo or from

  • Rebar. Get it from your repo or from

  • The code (;

     git clone   
  • The dependencies

     cd ss7MAPer   
     rebar get-deps   
  • Patch the dependencies

     cd deps/osmo_map   
     patch -p1 < ../../patches/osmo_map.patch   
     cd ../osmo_sccp   
     patch -p1 < ../../patches/osmo_sccp.patch   
     cd ../osmo_ss7   
     patch -p1 < ../../patches/osmo_ss7.patch   
  • Get the deps to build (; This is not as easy as it might sound, I needed to:
    Patch the epacp/rebar.config and replace

     {port_envs, [   
       {"DRV_CFLAGS", "-g -Wall $ERL_CFLAGS"},   
       {"DRV_LDFLAGS", "-lpcap $ERL_LDFLAGS"}   


     {port_envs, [   
       {"CFLAGS", "-g -Wall $ERL_CFLAGS"},   
       {"LDFLAGS", "-lpcap $ERL_LDFLAGS"}   

    Another dependency is not covered by rebar, so you need to fetch it manually:

     cd deps   
     git clone   

    Build the ASN.1 source files:

     cd deps/signerl/TCAP/asn_src/ITU   

    Copy the ASN.1 files to osmo_sccp:

     cp deps/signerl/TCAP/asn_src/ITU/*rl deps/osmo_sccp/src/   

    Also the osmo libs have dependencies on each other and some other deps are shared, so I created some symlinks:

     mkdir deps/epcap/deps
     ln -sd ../../pkt deps/epcap/deps/pkt
     mkdir deps/osmo_sccp/deps   
     ln -sd ../../osmo_ss7 deps/osmo_sccp/deps/osmo_ss7   
     ln -sd ../../epcap deps/osmo_sccp/deps/epcap   
     ln -sd ../../pkt deps/osmo_sccp/deps/pkt   
     ln -sd ../../signerl/MAP deps/osmo_sccp/deps/MAP    
     ln -sd ../../signerl/SCCP deps/osmo_sccp/deps/SCCP   
     ln -sd ../../signerl/TCAP deps/osmo_sccp/deps/TCAP   
     mkdir deps/osmo_map/deps   
     ln -sd ../../osmo_ss7 deps/osmo_map/deps/osmo_ss7   
     ln -sd ../../epcap deps/osmo_map/deps/epcap   
     ln -sd ../../pkt deps/osmo_map/deps/pkt   

    And copy some files in place:

     cp deps/signerl/SCCP/itu/include/sccp.hrl deps/osmo_sccp/src/   
     cp deps/signerl/TCAP/include/tcap.hrl deps/osmo_map/src/   
  • Build the code

     rebar co   

If all the steps above are too much to do by hand (as for me testing ;) you can use the build script here:

The config file

The config file is split in 4 section, sctp, m3ua, sccp and target.

In the sctp section source and destination ip as well as source and destination port of the SCTP connection are configured.

In the m3ua section all the M3UA parameters, like local and remote point code are configured.

In the sccp section currently only the local (or source) global title needs to be configured.

Last but not least in the target section information about the tested environment need to be configured, like the global title of the HLR, or the MSISDN of the tested phone.

Be sure to modify it to your needs.

Running the tool

Running a source build

To run the tool one needs to start a rebar shell:

cd ss7MAPer   
rebar shell   

Start the application and its dependencies with:


If everything is set up correctly the m3ua connection comes up.

Running the binary release

Run the application by starting it from the root directory:

cd ss7MAPer
./bin/ss7MAPer console

If everything is set up correctly the m3ua connection comes up.

Using the tool

Once the application is started, there are some commands that can be executed from the erlang command line:

  • ss7MAPer:test_hlr()
  • ss7MAPer:test_msc()
  • ss7MAPer:test_smsc()

and each of them does exactly as its called, running MAP tests against the targets defined in the config file.